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Holy Fools: A Novel (P.S.)
by Joanne Harris

Published: 2005-04-26
Paperback : 384 pages
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Joanne Harris, bestselling author of Chocolat, presents her most accomplished novel yet -- an intoxicating concoction that blends theology and reason, deception and masquerade, with a dash of whimsical humor and a soupçon of sensuality.

Britanny, 1610. Juliette, a one-time actress and ...

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Joanne Harris, bestselling author of Chocolat, presents her most accomplished novel yet -- an intoxicating concoction that blends theology and reason, deception and masquerade, with a dash of whimsical humor and a soupçon of sensuality.

Britanny, 1610. Juliette, a one-time actress and rope dancer, is forced to seek refuge among the sisters of the abbey of Sainte Marie-de-la-mer. Reinventing herself as Soeur Auguste, Juliette makes a new life for herself and her young daughter, Fleur.

But when the kindly abbess dies, Juliette's comfortable existence begins to unravel. The abbey's new leader is the daughter of a corrupt noble family, and she arrives with a ghost from Juliette's past -- Guy LeMerle, a man she has every reason to fear and hate.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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by aperrigo (see profile) 11/05/09
Start at the beginning with a list of the nuns and their traits! It will come in handy during the last few chapters.

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  "Holy Fools"by aperrigo (see profile) 11/05/09

This book was certainly interesting. I knew little about this time period (early 1600s in France)so the historical details were fascinating--the life of a drama troupe or "circus" on the road, life in... (read more)

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