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Fresh water for flowers
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Contributors:
Serle, Hildegarde, translator.
Published:
New York : Europa Editions, 2021.
Format:
Book
Edition:
[English edition].
Physical Desc:
483 pages ; 20 cm
Status:
Boulder Junction Adult Fiction
FIC PER

Description

A 2020 INDIES INTRODUCE PICK


A POIGNANT RUNAWAY BESTSELLER full of French charm and memorable characters, Fresh Water for Flowers is Valérie Perrin’s English debut.


Violette Toussaint is the caretaker at a cemetery in a small town in Bourgogne. Casual mourners, regular visitors, and sundry colleagues—gravediggers, groundskeepers, and a priest—visit her to warm themselves in her lodge, where laughter, companionship, and occasional tears mix with the coffee she offers them. Her life is lived to the rhythms of their funny, moving confidences.


Violette’s routine is disrupted one day by the arrival of Julien Sole—local police chief—who insists on scattering the ashes of his recently deceased mother on the gravesite of a complete stranger. It soon becomes clear that Julien’s inexplicable gesture is intertwined with Violette’s own difficult past.


With Fresh Water for Flowers, Valérie Perrin has given readers an intimately told story that tugs on the heartstrings about a woman who believes obstinately in happiness, despite it all. A number one bestseller in France, Fresh Water for Flowers is a heartwarming and tender story that will stay will readers for years after the final page is turned.


“Breathtaking.”—Unidivers


“Thundering applause. And, believe us, the word ‘thunder’ is not too strong.”—La Marseillaise

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781609455958, 1609455959, 9781609456764, 1609456769

Notes

General Note
Includes discussion questions and author Q&A.
Description
"Violette Toussaint is the caretaker at a cemetery in a small town in Bourgogne. Her life is lived to the predictable rhythms of the often funny, always moving confidences that casual mourners, regular visitors, and sundry colleagues share with her. Violette's routine is disrupted one day by the arrival of Julien Sole--local police chief--who has come to scatter the ashes of his recently deceased mother on the gravesite of a complete stranger. It soon becomes clear that Julien's inexplicable gesture is intertwined with Violette's own complicated past" --,Amazon.com.
Language
Translated from the French.

Citations

APA Citation (style guide)

Perrin, V., & Serle, H. (2021). Fresh water for flowers. [English edition]. New York, Europa Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Perrin, Valérie, 1967- and Hildegarde, Serle. 2021. Fresh Water for Flowers. New York, Europa Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Perrin, Valérie, 1967- and Hildegarde, Serle, Fresh Water for Flowers. New York, Europa Editions, 2021.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Perrin, Valérie and Hildegarde Serle. Fresh Water for Flowers. [English edition]. New York, Europa Editions, 2021.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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