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Fresh Water for Flowers
by Valérie Perrin and Hildegarde Serle




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A 2020 INDIES INTRODUCE PICK


A POIGNANT RUNAWAY BESTSELLER full of French charm and memorable characters, Fresh Water for Flowers is Val rie 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, Val rie 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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Overview

A 2020 INDIES INTRODUCE PICK


A POIGNANT RUNAWAY BESTSELLER full of French charm and memorable characters, Fresh Water for Flowers is Val rie 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, Val rie 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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  • ISBN-13: 9781609455958
  • ISBN-10: 1609455959
  • Publisher: Europa Editions
  • Publish Date: July 2020
  • Page Count: 496
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds


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