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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,922 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joanne Harris Narrator: Gareth Armstrong, Rula Lenska Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The bestselling author of Chocolat and The Girl with No Shadow returns to Lansquenet in this enchanting new novel.

When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she has no choice but to follow the wind that blows her back to Lansquenet, the beautiful French village in which eight years ago she opened a chocolate shop and first learned the meaning of home.

But returning to one’s past can be a dangerous pursuit. Vianne, with her daughters Anouk and Rosette, finds Lansquenet changed in unexpected ways: women veiled in black, the scent of spices and peppermint tea—and there on the bank of the river Tannes, facing the church, a minaret. Most surprising of all, her old nemesis, Father Francis Reynaud, desperately needs her help.

Can Vianne work her magic once again?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It is worth immersing yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of Lansquenet’s narrow two-hundred-year-old streets as they open to newcomers. In Peaches for Father Francis, Harris effectively updates the Chocolat recipe, using the metaphor of food to make the weighty issues of immigration and religious tolerance more palatable.”

    Washington Post

  • “Harris returns to the setting and heroine that will be familiar to readers of her bestselling Chocolat series…[A] sensitively told tale.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Rula Lenska and Gareth Armstrong both give powerful performances...Each demonstrates vocal range with their portrayals of the other characters...A most enjoyable listen from two masters of the art.”

    AudioFile

  • “Harris’ skill at vibrantly depicting the charm and eccentricity of rural French life is at the heart of this delightful novel. Harris has used this story as a plea for tolerance and understanding, but her message is not the least pedantic. Fans of the first two books will delight in becoming reacquainted with Vianne, her dashing man, Roux, and her clever daughters.”

    Library Journal

  • “Harris achieves what many lesser talents have found impossible: mesmerizing readers with a socially relevant plot, without ever becoming cliché, maudlin, or forgetting that in the end, she is not a lecturer, but a storyteller.”

    BookPage

  • “Harris’ loving attention to the details of cuisine, French and Moroccan, and the daily lives of the eccentric village characters conveys a certain charm…A breathtaking finish.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, August2012
  • A Kirkus Reviews “New and Notable Title”, October2012
  • A BookPage Book of the Day, October2012

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/13/2014

    " Although magical realism isnt usually my 'thing' like (almost) everyone else I loved Chocolat. I was however a little disappointed by the sequel Lollipop Shoes. This is a return to form and I devoured it-pun intended, don't even think of reading this book if you're at all hungry! Just beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by AnnieBebop | 1/29/2014

    " Excellent addition to the Vianne Rocher series mixing the requisite touch of magic with a great story featuring surprisingly contemporary subject matter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Barbara Switzer | 12/29/2013

    " Sometimes an author's books that follow a first big splash such as Chocolat are disappointing. This has never been true for Joanne Harris. This is another enjoyable book that explores and accepts the reality of human nature in all shapes and sizes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cathy | 12/29/2013

    " good story. I like this author and her Chocolat group of characters are so interesting. "

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