Blackberry Wine

Blackberry Wine

3.8 (13,104 ratings by Goodreads)
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As a boy, writer Jay Mackintosh spent three golden summers in the ramshackle home of Jackapple Joe Cox. A lonely child, he found solace in Old Joe's simple wisdom and folk charms. The magic was lost, however, when Joe disappeared without warning one fall.

Years later, Jay's life is stalled with regret and ennui. His bestselling novel, Jackapple Joe, was published ten years earlier and he has written nothing since. Impulsively, he decides to leave his urban life in London and, sight unseen, purchases a farmhouse in the remote French village of Lansquenet. There, in that strange and yet strangely familiar place, Jay hopes to re-create the magic of those golden childhood summers. And while the spirit of Joe is calling to him, it is actually a similarly haunted, reclusive woman who will ultimately help Jay find himself again
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 136 x 205 x 23mm | 286g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0380815923
  • 9780380815920
  • 334,146

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?A charming fairy tale for grown-ups.?--"Kirkus Reviews?An entertaining narrative, equal parts whimsy and drama.? --"Publisher's Weekly"Harris' best-selling novel "Chocolat [was] a frothy cup of spicy chocolate [that] could liberate and transform lives . . . "Blackberry Wine takes us to similar imaginative territory."--"The San Francisco Chronicle"[Harris'] voice is crisp and sure, touching the edges of things with cool light . . . as reliably darling as ["Chocolat] . . . a well-crafted escape into a world where lessons can be learned and evil [can] be given the slip."--"Seattle Times""Blackberry Wine is a classic of a beach book . . . [a] poetic pastiche of magical realism and travelogue-by-surrogate . . . in Harris' hands the gentle tug of the past is like a tsunami.""Lost summers -- described vividly and nostalgiacally -- form the heart of the novel . . Harris has a lively and original talent."--"Sunday Times, London
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13,104 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 26% (3,399)
4 38% (4,936)
3 28% (3,718)
2 7% (854)
1 2% (197)
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