Five Quarters of the Orange

By Joanne Harris
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060958022, 320pp.)

Publication Date: June 2002

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Audio Cassette, Compact Disc

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Description
In her bestselling and critically acclaimed novel Chocolat, Joanne Harris told a lush story of the conflicts between pleasure and repression. Now she delivers her most complex and sophisticated work yet, an unforgettable tale of mothers and daughters, of the past and the present, of resisting and succumbing -- an extraordinary work of fiction lined with darkness and fierce joy.When Framboise Simon returns to a small village on the banks of the Loire, the locals do not recognize her as the daughter of the infamous woman they hold responsible for a tragedy during the German occupation years ago. But the past and present are inextricably entwined, particularly in a scrapbook of recipes and memories that Framboise has inherited from her mother. And soon Framboise will realize that the journal also contains the key to the tragedy that indelibly marked that summer of her ninth year....



Praise For Five Quarters of the Orange

"Unexpectedly sweet and powerful."
-New York Times Book Review

"The craftsmanship and emotional power of this novel...place Ms. Harris in the forefront of women writers."
-Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Compelling . . . Harris once again revels in the smells and tastes of French food."
-Cleveland Plain Dealer

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