The book with four different covers... there are actually MORE book covers for Chocolat by Joanne Harris...
Synopsis of the book via HERE... (be sure to visit... as it has INTERESTING background information I NEVER knew)
Chocolat begins with the arrival in a tiny French village of Vianne Rocher, a single mother with a young daughter, on Shrove Tuesday. As the inhabitants of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes clear away the remains of the carnival which heralds the beginning of Lent, Vianne moves with her daughter into a disused bakery facing the church, where Francis Reynaud, the young and opinionated curé of the parish, watches her arrival with disapproval and suspicion.
When he realizes that Vianne intends to open a chocolate shop in place of the old bakery, thereby tempting the churchgoers to over-indulgence, Reynaud's disapproval increases.
As it becomes clear that the villagers of Lansquenet are falling under the spell of Vianne's easy ways and unorthodox opinions, to the detriment of his own authority, he is quick to see her as a danger. Under Vianne's influence an old woman embraces a new life, a battered wife finds the courage to leave her husband, children rebel against authority, outcasts and strays are welcomed... and Reynaud's tight and carefully ordered community is in danger of breaking apart. As Easter approaches, both parties throw themselves whole-heartedly into the preparations; Vianne for the chocolate festival she plans to hold on Easter Sunday, Reynaud into a desperate attempt to win back his straying flock. Both factions have a great deal at stake; the village is bitterly divided; and as the big day looms closer their struggle becomes much more than a conflict between church and chocolate - it becomes an exorcism of the past, a declaration of independence, a showdown between dogma and understanding, pleasure and self-denial.
|ANOTHER BOOK COVER with MOVIE influence!|
andddd NOW the movie Chocolat ... which I must say I LOVE... HOWEVER I did not read the book...
Did YOU read the book and then see the movie? If NOT...
YOU can buy the book and the movie HERE and compare for YOURSELF!!!
I'm sure the book is GREAT... as Joanne Harris is a FABuLOUS writer...
I've read Coastliners and Five Quarters of the Orange
and I recently interviewed her... if you missed the interview...
click HERE to read Author Interview with Joanne Harris!
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