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Fresh water for flowers / Valérie Perrin ; translated from the French by Hildegarde Serle.

Perrin, Valérie, 1961- (author.). Serle, Hildegarde, (translator.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC PERRIN (Text) 33892100574186 Adult New Books Book None 09/22/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781787702202
  • ISBN: 1787702200
  • ISBN: 9781609455958
  • ISBN: 1609455959
  • Physical Description: 476 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Europa Editions, 2020.

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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.
Subject: Burgundy (France) > Fiction.
Cemeteries > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.

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