Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Peaches for Father Francis, by Joanne Harris

Vianne Rocher returns to Lansquenet to find herself and her two daughters in the  middle of a war, though they just aren't sure who the combatants are. It could be the village's Muslims and Catholics, or their religious leaders; or it could be the Muslims who are interested in assimilation and those who are not.  In the end, the war seems to have built around and swirls around two very damaged people, and the people caught between them are collateral casualties.  Harris is unwilling to give the readers an ending, forcing us to decide for ourselves what happens next.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read Chocolat but do love the movie. It was nice to go back and visit the people, now eight years older. Nice writing. This is a book to read during a lazy summer day or snuggled up in blankets on a cold rainy one.