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Chocolat: a novel

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Illuminating Peter Mayle's South of France with a touch of Laura Esquivel's magic realism, Chocolat is a timeless novel of a straitlaced village's awakening to joy and sensuality.In tiny Lansquenet, where nothing much has changed in a hundred years, beautiful newcomer Vianne Rocher and her exquisite chocolate shop arrive and instantly begin to play havoc with Lenten vows. Each box of luscious bonbons comes with a free gift: Vianne's uncanny perception of its buyer's private discontents and a clever, caring cure for them. Is she a witch? Soon the parish no longer cares, as it abandons itself to temptation, happiness, and a dramatic face-off between Easter solemnity and the pagan gaiety of a chocolate festival. Chocolat's every page offers a description of chocolate to melt in the mouths of chocoholics, francophiles, armchair gourmets, cookbook readers, and lovers of passion everywhere. It's a must for anyone who craves an escapist read, and is a bewitching gift for any holiday.
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9780140282030
014100018
9780670881796
9780141000183
9781101199947
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Grouping Title chocolat
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Last Grouping Update 2018-11-13 23:59:58PM
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display_description In tiny Lansquenet, where nothing much has changed in a hundred years, beautiful, unmarried newcomer Vianne Rocher and her young daughter sweep into the pinched little town on a wave of gossip. On the heels of the carnival, Vianne promptly opens a chocolate shop right across the square from the church, and thus begins to wreak havoc with the town's Lenten vows. Vianne finds herself embroiled in a battle for the town's souls with the local priest, Father Reynaud, who tries to cast Vianne -- with her unconventional, gypsy-like ways -- as the village Jezebel. Soon she has effected a civil war in the little country town between those who prefer the cold comforts town between those who prefer the cold comforts of the church and those who revel in the warm delights of chocolate. But each box of chocolates she sells comes a free gift: Vianne's uncanny perception of its buyer's private discontents and a clever, caring cure for them. Is she a witch? Soon the parish no longer cares, as it abandons itself to temptation, happiness, and a dramatic confrontation between Easter solemnity and the pagan gaiety of a chocolate festival. A literary confection that has already become an international sensation, Chocolat lingers in the memory like the taste of a splendidly aged Burgundy. It is an enchanting and timeless story about temptation, pleasure, and what a complete waste of time it is to deny yourself anything. -- From dust jacket.
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series Chocolat Trilogy
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subject_facet Chocolate -- Fiction, Cities and towns -- Fiction, France -- Fiction, Lent -- Fiction, Psychological fiction
title_display Chocolat : a novel
title_full Chocolat : a novel / Joanne Harris, Chocolat Chocolat Trilogy, Book 1
title_short Chocolat :
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topic_facet Chocolate, Cities and towns, Fiction, Lent, Literature