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Five Quarters of the Orange The novels of Joanne Harris are a literary feast for the senses Five Quarters of the Orange represents Harris s most complex and sophisticated work yet a novel in which darkness and fierce joy come together to create an unforgettable storyWhen Framboise Simon returns to a small village on the banks of the Loire, the locals do not recognize her as the daughter of the infamous Mirabelle Dartigen the woman they still hold responsible for a terrible tragedy that took place during the German occupation decades before Although Framboise hopes for a new beginning she quickly discovers that past and present are inextricably intertwined Nowhere is this truth apparent than in the scrapbook of recipes she has inherited from her dead motherWith this book, Framboise re creates her mother s dishes, which she serves in her small creperie And yet as she studies the scrapbook searching for clues to unlock the contradiction between her mother s sensuous love of food and often cruel demeanor she begins to recognize a deeper meaning behind Mirabelle s cryptic scribbles Within the journal s tattered pages lies the key to what actually transpired the summer Framboise was nine years oldRich and dark Five Quarters of the Orange is a novel of mothers and daughters of the past and the present, of resisting, and succumbing, and an extraordinary work by a masterful writer

10 thoughts on “Five Quarters of the Orange

  1. says:

    I first read this book some time ago When I read it, I throughly enjoyed it This year, I found my mind going back to the book several times and decided I needed to read it again.There are only two books other than the Harry Potter Series that I have readthan once Cold Mou

  2. says:

    Five quarters of the Orange by Janne Harris is one of those novels that will stay with you long after you have turned the last page 4.5 Star RatingSet in a small town in rural France during the the Second World War, this novel tells the story of a young girl by the name Fr

  3. says:

    I ended up liking this book in the end, and would maybe have given it 4 stars, if large parts of it didn t drive me so nuts I just had a few problems with it I had a really hard time getting into it the real story didn t really start until 100 pages into it And I had a real

  4. says:

    There is something a little unbalanced about this book and one gets that feeling from the start In fact, the title itself suggests a certain asymmetrical allure which is disconcerting five quarters of the orange suggests a lopsided business, perhaps but nonetheless a surfeit

  5. says:

    It is France during the Nazi Occupation and the three Dartigan children befriend a young German soldier who brings them chocolate and magazines A seemingly harmless, secret relationship, except the youngest child, nine year old Framboise, has fallen perhaps too hard for the c

  6. says:

    I am head over heels in love with this book Only a terrific author can write about something as appalling as war and occupation and uneccesary death but yet make you feel so alive and carefree whilste reading it The prose was as mouthwatering, succulent and juicy as the food i

  7. says:

    Under the shroud of a new identity an aging woman returns to her childhood town She opens a caf and reopens the wounds of her past In German occupied France, 9 year old, Framboise, and her brother and sister secretly befriend a German soldier and trade secrets for black market

  8. says:

    I have to say that reading this novel made me appreciate Gentlemen and Players a bitThis time I knew what I was getting with Joanne Harris a dark atmospheric novel of psychological suspense She can certainly create dysfunctional child characters It is hard to imagine that a nine

  9. says:

    Whew, this is a wrenching read It s excellent and 4.5 star, IMHO.The characters are not easily liked, very few are amiable, and the entire is both dramatically and emotionally tense And that tension is for its entire length and continued within personality and character far beyon

  10. says:

    From the author of Chocolat comes this novel set in a village on the banks of the Loire The main character again has a shop in this case a cr perie Again, food plays a central part in the story But this is a much darker story altogether, and a muchsatisfying read.Framboise is the

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