The Girl with No Shadow
Since she was a little girl, the wind has dictated every move Vianne Rocher has made, buffeting her from the small French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes to the crowded streets of Paris. Cloaked in a new identity, that of widow Yanne Charbonneau, she opens a chocolaterie on a small Montmartre... show more
Since she was a little girl, the wind has dictated every move Vianne Rocher has made, buffeting her from the small French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes to the crowded streets of Paris. Cloaked in a new identity, that of widow Yanne Charbonneau, she opens a chocolaterie on a small Montmartre street, determined to still the wind at last and keep her daughters, Anouk and baby Rosette, safe. Her new home above the chocolate shop offers calm and quiet; no red sachets by the door; no sparks of magic fill the air. Conformity brings with it anonymity—and peace. There is even Thierry, the stolid businessman who wants to care for Yanne and the children. On the cusp of adolescence, an increasingly rebellious Anouk does not understand. But soon the weathervane turns . . . and into their lives blows the charming, enigmatic—and devious—Zozie de l'Alba. And everything begins to change.
Publish date: April 8th 2008
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 444
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Magical Realism
Series: Chocolat (#2)
Original Review @ Lit Lovers Lane How I ended up between its sheets: My friend loaned me a book that turned out to be not just the 2nd, but the 3rd in author Joanne Harris’ Chocolat series. That was too much for me to take, so I bought the first two.What stimulated me:- The continuation of Vianne’...
This book is the sequel of Chocolat, the novel that was used for a movie with Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche. Each chapter in the book is told from a different perspective: Zozie, Vianne or Anouk. It starts with Zozie who ‘borrows’ identities from other people, and uses special symbols and tricks ...
Even though I’m giving this book the same rating as I did Chocolat (The Food Trilogy, #1). This part of Harris’ story is actually well done. Though I also wish Harris could have expanded Jean-Loup’s character a little more. At times, even though he’s technically present in a scene, he gets pushed as...
If Chocolat was Dark Chocolate with a creamy milk chocolate filling then The Girl with No Shadow is a Dark Chocolate truffle with a smooth creamy finish."The Girl..." is not a simple tale. It's a complex tale that mirrors life and the way we interact with each other, the things we choose not to see,...