Joanne Harris, bestselling author of Chocolat, presents her most accomplished novel yet -- an intoxicating concoction that blends theology and reason, deception and masquerade, with a dash of whimsical humor and a soupcon of sensuality.
Britanny, 1610. Juliette, a one-time actress and rope dancer, is forced to seek refuge among the sisters of the abbey of Sainte Marie-de-la-mer. Reinventing herself as Soeur Auguste, Juliette makes a new life for herself and her young daughter, Fleur.
But when the kindly abbess dies, Juliette's comfortable existence begins to unravel. The abbey's new leader is the daughter of a corrupt noble family, and she arrives with a ghost from Juliette's past -- Guy LeMerle, a man she has every reason to fear and hate.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
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Forced by circumstance to seek refuge with Fleur, her young daughter, in the remote abbey of Saint Marie-de-la-Mer, Juliette reinvents herself as Soeur Auguste under the tutelage of the kindly Abbess. But times are changing: the murder of Henri IV becomes the catalyst for massive upheaval in France. A new appointment is made, and Juliette's new life begins to unravel. For the new Abbess is Isabelle, the eleven-year-old child of a corrupt and noble family. Worse, Isabelle has brought with her a ghost from Juliette's past, masquerading as a cleric, a man she has every reason to fear...Product Description:
In seventeenth-century France, against a backdrop of witch trials, regicide and religious frenzy, Juliette, one-time actress and rope-dancer, seeks refuge with her young daughter in the remote abbey of Saint Marie-de-la-Mer, and reinvents herself as Soeur Auguste.
Until a new Abbess is appointed, bringing with her a ghost from Juliette's past, a man she has every reason to fear.
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Book Description William Morrow, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060559128
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Book Description William Morrow, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Signed by Author(s) 0060559128 First Print. Signed in person by the author directly on the title page. NOT inscribed, clipped or otherwise marked. Dust jacket in protective cover and shipped in a box. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-8875799849
Book Description William Morrow, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060559128
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Book Description William Morrow & Company, Inc., New York, NY, U.S.A., 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by author in black fountain ink on title page. Author of CHOCOLAT, FIVE QUARTERS OF THE ORANGE, COASTLINERS, JIGS & REELS and GENTLEMEN & PLAYERS. New, unread copy, in fine, mylar-protected dust jacket. L27. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 10450