Blackberry Wine

Blackberry Wine

A Novel

Book - 2000
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From the author of Chocolat , an intoxicating fairy tale of alchemy and love where wine is the magic elixir.

Jay Mackintosh is a 37-year-old has-been writer from London. Fourteen years have passed since his first novel, Jackapple Joe, won the Prix Goncourt. His only happiness comes from dreaming about the golden summers of his boyhood that he spent in the company of an eccentric vintner who was the inspiration of Jay's debut novel, but who one day mysteriously vanished. Under the strange effects of a bottle of Joe's '75 Special, Jay decides to purchase a derelict yet promising château in Lansquenet-sous-Tannes. There, a ghost from his past waits to confront him, and his new neighbour, the reclusive Marise - haunted, lovely and dangerous - hides a terrible secret behind her closed shutters. Between them, there seems to be a mysterious chemistry. Or could it be magic?

Joanne Harris's previous novel, Chocolat , was both a dazzling literary success and a commercial triumph. Chocolat , the major motion picture directed by Lasse Hallström ( The Cider House Rules ), was released in December 2000, starring Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Dame Judy Dench, Alfred Molina, and Lena Olin.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, 2000.
ISBN: 9780385659451
0385659458
Branch Call Number: HAR
Characteristics: 333 p.

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Sep 30, 2017

As with many of Harris's books this one took a while to grab me but once it did I didn't want to put it down. If you like wine and France you'll be hooked as well.

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Iridollae
Sep 21, 2010

Delicious. It's been a while since I read this, but I can still taste the wine. :) Lovely descriptive language, a novel that plays with your senses.

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