A NovelBook - 2016
"Didier and Gilberte have known each other since childhood, but their lives have taken different paths while remaining intertwined with those of their neighbors and friends. Their old schoolmate Jeannot, an artist living on the margins, struggles to impart his vision of a worthy life to his angry and rebellious son. His elderly neighbor, the penniless aristocrat Madame de Laubry, now spends her days gathering wildflowers and food in the mountains. There, she befriends Hamidou, an Arab immigrant whose wife defied him by going to work for the village's richest landowner. All of these people know a great deal about one another's hidden attachments, age-old resentments, and closely guarded secrets, so when Didier and Gilberte finally come together after many years, there is almost too much between them to discuss, except perhaps late at night over a glass of late harvest wine-- the vendage made from the sweetest grapes" --Book flap.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2016
Edition: First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition
Branch Call Number: FICTION Lei
Description: 259 pages ; 21 cm