When the widowed Framboise moves back to the village of Les Laveuses, where she grew up, she is pleased to discover that no-one recognises her. She soon forges a new life for herself there, and before long has established a profitable creperie.
All is going well, until her profiteering nephew realises that money can be made by publishing a collection of Framboise's increasingly popular recipes, left to her by her mother, a woman despised throughout the village. For the book to be a success, her true identity must be revealed, opening the flood gates to a past life and painful childhood memories. -- From the publisher's summary.
Join us on Wednesday, March 18th, at 1:00 PM, to explore Joanne Harris' compelling novel, Five Quarters of the Orange.
Join our book discussion group on Wednesday, February 18th, at 1:00 PM, as we tackle Maya Angelou's classic work, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Maya Angelou's childhood in a small, rural community during the 1930s. Filled with images and recollections that point to the dignity and courage of black men and women, Angelou paints a sometimes disquieting, but always affecting picture of the people, and the times, that touched her life. -- From the publisher's summary.