Holy Fools

Holy Fools

Book - 2004
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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 soup#65533;on 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.
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, c2004
ISBN: 9780060559137
0060559136
9780060559120
0060559128
Branch Call Number: HAR
Characteristics: 355 p. ;24 cm

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IPL_Mandy Jun 12, 2014

This is one of those "past coming back to haunt you" books. Harris is an excellent writer, and I really enjoyed her ability to turn a phrase. The ending is very satisfying and I encourage anyone who likes historical fiction to read it.

Serving suggestion: crusty French bread with blue cheese

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Iridollae
Sep 21, 2010

A nice one to curl up on the sofa with; a tale of gypsies and the players and the church, romance; a nice 'smokey' style.

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