Bury your Dead

Bury your Dead

Large Print - 2010
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Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, c2010
ISBN: 9781410431721
Branch Call Number: LT M PEN
Characteristics: 651 p. (large print) ;,23 cm


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3pitou8 Sep 30, 2011

Love this writer and this is my favourite book so far. The characters are very well drawn. Gamache is a fully realized character.The mystery is intriguing. I had to pull an all nighter to finish it because I couldn't put it down. The Quebec City setting was an interesting change from Three Pines.

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Aug 09, 2017

Just as well written as the previous books in the Three Pines series, this one is a little more dis-jointed, having three stories to tell, and maybe one too many (the episiode that haunts Gamache throughout this book.) Lots of interesting stuff about early history of Quebec City where Gamache is visiting a former mentor, and also a look back into the crime in Three Pines featured in Book 5.

Jul 02, 2017

I have read all of her books in order so far. They are all amazing but I have to say this one is the best of all. I still think about the plot and characters, months after finishing the book.

May 24, 2017

What a complicated yet exciting and engaging story line. There are layers of mystery, tension and further character development, mainly of Gamache and Beauvoir. The running story of the terrorist plot barely averted told in a series of flashbacks is terrific as is the new evidence of the Olivier case from A Brutal Telling. A further story revolves around a murder in the hunt for Samuel de Champlain's body in Quebec City.
These three plots are occasionally a bit fractured but none the less, Penny makes it work and this is my favorite thus far and highly recommended.

Feb 15, 2017

This was my introduction to the whole series. I fell in love again with Quebec City, learned about the English history still IN Quebec and of course Armand. Penny nicely weaves together Armand's personal turmoil with his historical curiosity about Champlain and solving the actual crime. A very pleasurable read.

Dec 14, 2016

Wonderfully moving, especially toward the end. I loved this book.

Nov 28, 2016

Amazing book, the best in the series so far.

Aug 24, 2016

I read this book without knowing about the rest of the series and thoroughly enjoyed it. Sense of place, history, personal deep emotions, intrigue

Apr 15, 2016

This series of books is best read in order. Plotting is much improved from previous books. Annoying that she uses the term "could care less" when she means "couldn't care less", especially when the French mispronunciations are so acute and comical. Perhaps it was the editor.

Dec 11, 2015

I continue to delight in this series! Our hero Armand Gamache is having a hard time of it, going thru a dark night of the soul. Will hearing that
"the English are good pumpkins", and that indeed "the night is a strawberry" be enough to save him? Sorry, no spoilers here.

Aug 14, 2015

This is a great continuation of the previous books in the series. The story fills in so many places and characters that were missing previously.

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PimaLib_SamR Feb 24, 2016

Control your thoughts and you can control your emotions.

Feb 15, 2011

<Ch5>...before computers, before information was "Googled" and "blogged." Before laptops and Blackberries and…tools that mistook information for knowledge… <Ch7>...skeletons...inside the stone walls...Quebec…built on bones and irony, the invading soldiers…part of the city's defenses. <Ch9>…Gamache saw…His history, flowing by...we're…fascinated with history. We're in a rowboat. We move forward, but we're always looking back. <Ch10>...Notre-Dame Basilica…wed, christened, chastised, guided and buried the highest officials and the lowest beggars. <Ch13>I've been a separatist all my life...Doesn't mean I don't love Canada. I do. Who couldn't love a country that allows such diversity of thought, of expression? But I want my own country. <Ch13>… an interesting English expression...To commit something to memory was to know it by heart. Memories were kept in the heart, not the head. At least, that's where the English kept their memories. <Ch23>Things are strongest when they're broken…

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Feb 14, 2011


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Oct 22, 2011

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and some of the rest of his team are on leave and recovering from mental and physical wounds suffered in a previous operation. In the meantime, he is helping unofficially in an investigation that seems to revolve around the unknown burial place of Samuel de Champlain - apparently a spiritual icon for Quebec. Of course the story is politically correct but it is not entirely unbalanced. As usual with this author (and I like this), an emphasis is placed on the human condition. Don't worry Gamache fans, Three Pines and winter in Quebec are also featured in this story.

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