The Girl with No Shadow
The wind has always dictated Vianne Rocher's every move, buffeting her from the 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... show more
The wind has always dictated Vianne Rocher's every move, buffeting her from the 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. But the weather vane soon turns, and Zozie de l'Alba blows into their lives. Charming and enigmatic, Zozie provides the brightness that Yanne's life needs—as her vivacity and bold lollipop shoes dazzle rebellious and impressionable preadolescent Anouk. But beneath their new friend's benevolent façade lies a ruthless treachery—for devious, seductive Zozie has plans that will shake their world to pieces.
Publish date: January 1st 2009
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 480
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,...