Fresh Water for Flowers: OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD

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Fresh Water for Flowers: OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD

Fresh Water for Flowers: OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD

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A deserved international sensation, Fresh Water for Flowers is a book that raises many questions about the living and the dead, about the past and the secrets buried. The author introduces us to an interesting mix of characters (both alive and deceased) whose stories become a part of Violette’s own. As a cemetery keeper, Violette is surrounded by other people’s death and mourning: a connoisseur of funerals, she believes you can understand and maybe even judge someone’s life by the send-off they get.

Violette shared the job of the cemetery caretaker, if not in actual caretaking with her husband, Philippe Toussaint, who was a man too lazy to do much more than play video games or ride off on his motorcycle while Violette did the work. It took me a little while to become fully immersed in this heartbreaking and simultaneously life affirming story, but once I did, I was utterly entranced.If you're after a book with a difference, one to make you think and simply be transported away for a few hours, then Fresh Water For Flowers really is worth the read. That had me thinking about when life is too hard, we can find some comfort in the little things in life.

An insightful novel, a book whose droll and endearing characters will bring you from tears to laughter. A tragedy with buried painful secrets is revealed as the story moves back and forth between the present and past. She aged out of the system and found work as a bartender where she met her husband, the philanderer and emotionally cruel Philippe Toussaint. Disappointing novels are worse than the stinkers because they break your heart for all the wrong reasons. Violette was the sole cemetery keeper after Philippe became a police footnote, a "disappearance of concern".A recluse in a way, at night when it’s quiet and the people she interacts, with the gravediggers - Nono, Gaston, Elvis , the undertakers - the Lucchini brothers and the priest Cedric have left for the day. However difficult her life may be, Violette is always drawn to the warmth and the light, those eternal forces that give her optimism and a will to survive. There are many insightful observations about relationships between parents and their adult children, also about finding love at the later stage in life.

Dessa tragédia nasce um mistério e o livro torna-se quase um policial, com as personagens principais a interrogarem as testemunhas e a tentar descobrir o que elas ocultam.It doesn’t always happen this way and sometimes I feel as though I miss out from not reading the story in its original language. In her, the author paints a portrait of a woman whose past is marked by much loss and personal tragedy but who lives her life with dignity and grace, forging friendships with the people she works with and those who come to grieve . Perrin included disconnected ramblings between Violette and her cemetery colleagues that went on and on! Julien probes the relationship between Irene and Gabriel, and in Scheherazade-like fashion, slowly spins out the tale for Violette.



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