Five Quarters of the Orange (Paperback)

A Novel

By Joanne Harris

William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780061214608, 336pp.

Publication Date: January 2, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc, Large Print (1/1/2002)
Hardcover (5/1/2001)
Analog Audio Cassette (1/1/2002)

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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. . . .

About the Author

Joanne Harris is the author of seven previous novels—Chocolat, Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters of the Orange, Coastliners, Holy Fools, Sleep, Pale Sister, and Gentlemen & Players; a short story collection, Jigs & Reels; and two cookbook/memoirs, My French Kitchen and The French Market. Half French and half British, she lives in England.

Praise For Five Quarters of the Orange: A Novel

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

"The craftsmanship and emotional power of this 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