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Holy Fools By Joanne Harris Holy Fools In the year a young woman hiding from her past takes up the veil becoming Soeur Auguste Five years later the past has found her and to protect herself and her beloved child she ll have to perfo

  • Title: Holy Fools
  • Author: Joanne Harris
  • ISBN: 9780060559120
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Holy Fools By Joanne Harris In the year 1605 a young woman, hiding from her past, takes up the veil becoming Soeur Auguste Five years later the past has found her and to protect herself and her beloved child she ll have to perform one last act of dazzling daring audacious than any she has previously attempted.With her internationally bestselling novels Chocolat, Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters oIn the year 1605 a young woman, hiding from her past, takes up the veil becoming Soeur Auguste Five years later the past has found her and to protect herself and her beloved child she ll have to perform one last act of dazzling daring audacious than any she has previously attempted.With her internationally bestselling novels Chocolat, Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters of the Orange, and Coastliners, Joanne Harris has woven intoxicating spells that celebrate the sensuous while exposing the passion, secrets and folly beneath the surface of rustic village life In Holy Fools, her most ambitious and accomplished novel to date, she transports us back to a time of intrigue and turmoil, of deception and masquerade In the year 1605, a young widow, pregnant and alone, seeks sanctuary at the small Abbey of Sainte Marie de la mer on the island of Noirs Moustiers off the Brittany coast After the birth of her daughter, she takes up the veil, and a new name, Soeur Auguste But the peace she has found in remote isolation is shattered five years later by the events that follow the death of her kind benefactress, the Reverend Mother When a new abbess the daughter of a corrupt noble family elevated by the murder of King Henri IV arrives at Sainte Marie de la mer, she does not arrive alone With her is her personal confessor and spiritual guide, P re Colombin, a man Soeur Auguste knows all too well For the newcomer is Guy LeMerle, a
    Holy Fools By Joanne Harris

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    1. Saleh MoonWalker on said:

      Onvan Holy Fools Nevisande Joanne Harris ISBN 60559128 ISBN13 9780060559120 Dar 368 Safhe Saal e Chap 2003

    2. Rebecca on said:

      I have mixed feelings about this book It was a nice contrast and complement after The Pillars of the Earth, as that book was set in a monastery in England and this one in a convent in France, though 500 years later I have not read Chocolat by Harris, but of course I have seen the movie and thoroughly enjoyed it.This book is quite different much darker and without a satisfactory ending in my opinion I liked the character development of Juliette and the fact that she found peace and comunity at th [...]

    3. Nimue Brown on said:

      A gorgeous, compelling story set in mediaeval France, Holy Fools has all the ingredients I love in Joanne Harris s books There s a strong, complex heroine with pagan inclinations, a few villains, a slightly gothic setting, and a lot of less than comfortable reflections on the human condition Harris has a very warts and all approach to portraying people She doesn t tend to do clear lines between the wholly good and the wholly bad, and I love this about her work.One of the themes running through t [...]

    4. Dorottya on said:

      Not at all what I anticipated from the blurb I have read online, I was expecting it to be of a theatre based story , but I loved it either way.I loved all the twists and turns in the story, and the fact I could never be sure what to think about each character other than Juliette, our main narrator, because everything that seemed to be true was uncovered to be false especially behaviours of certain people.What the novel said about sin, behaviours of people who are not void of sins, what we choos [...]

    5. Ana Mardoll on said:

      Holy Fools 0 552 77001 9What happened here I loved Chocolat , and I adored Five Quarters of the Orange Holy Fools , however, seems like it came from a completely different author The book is acceptable, but not up to Harris standards To start, the Mother Daughter theme that Harris employs so well is deeply underdeveloped here as of a plot device than anything else There was a lot of potential here a nun with a beloved daughter, raising her to be safe from the outside world and yet perhaps a lit [...]

    6. Sarah on said:

      Although I really enjoy reading Harris s works, I m beginning to wonder if she has something against the Catholic church In the majority of the books I ve read written by her, someone or something from the Catholic church ends up being the baddie, and the Church itself is inevitably portrayed as corrupted and judgmental I m not Catholic, but I d hope that someone who is as lovely an author as she is could branch out a little in her pool for villains.This book, while still engaging in much magica [...]

    7. Nancy on said:

      Joanne Harris can spin a tale I was totally captivated by this magical, medieval story that follows two adversaries who both love and vie with each other Juliette is a high wire artist who was raised as a gypsy She seeks refuge at the Abbey of Sainte Marie de la mer when she becomes pregnant with her baby Fleur She enjoys the quiet life there, tending her herbs, etc until she once again comes in contact with the Blackbird, the conniving and cruel, yet charming Guy LeMerle, who shows up disguised [...]

    8. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* on said:

      I love Joanne Harris I ve yet to read one of her books I didn t like.

    9. Jeanette on said:

      Well written Joanne Harris tells a tale again that just flows Her continuity, despite having depth of copy for different time periods within the same novel is superlative And the foodie details and location placements are marvelous here, as well But her Juliette and Fleur in the main They didn t connect with me as much as they did within the former Harris books I have read It s still an excellent tale and I m sure quite possible too.But I do find that there is a rather revisionist slant to sensi [...]

    10. Nikki on said:

      Easy to read and fun Joanne Harris books are always wonderful, though ever since reading Chocolat I tend to think of them like the Belgian chocolates shaped like shells very sweet, but you can have too much There are some gorgeous descriptions.The themes and characters, though, are quite similar to those in Joanne Harris other work Juliette shares a lot of characteristics with Vianne Fleur with Anouk Juliette s cantrips and her herbs are very reminiscent of Vianne LeMerle is very like Mose from [...]

    11. Stacy on said:

      One of the reasons I like to read historical fiction set in far away places is I learn about history and far away places This book doesn t give that satisfaction because instead of doing historical and locational research, the author made stuff up She sets much of the action in a nunnery on an island near the southern town Saintes Maries de la Mer I ve actually been to this town, and there s no island and no nunnery there I think she was inspired by the island monastary of Mont St Michel, on the [...]

    12. Marilyn Saul on said:

      Very disappointing book Weak plot young girl becomes infatuated with a rogue she is forced to seek refuge and ends up in a loosely run abbey rogue finds her she is still infatuated, even though he takes her daughter awayyada, yada, yada What bothered me the most is that his voice was the same as her s had trouble discerning who was speaking at any given moment Characters were singularly unlikable I characterize this book as a contract crunch book, where successful authors are forced by contract [...]

    13. Michelle on said:

      Magical tale based around one woman s travels and trials in the 17th century As always Joanna Harris uses colourful prose You can almost smell the mustiness of the nun s cell and feel the fear as Juliette navigates the high wire.

    14. Sharon Bolton on said:

      Time s black rosary counts the interminable seconds In 17th Century France, Soeur Auguste lives a gentle, generous life in the remote island abbey of Sainte Marie de la Mer, together with her daughter, Fleur She is loved and valued by her sisters in faith, as much for her skills with medicinal plants as for her sweet and kindly nature But Soeur Auguste is hiding a secret She is not the impoverished widow of her cover story, but Juliette, a one time gypsy and circus performer, forced by the betra [...]

    15. Libby on said:

      The isolated convent of Ste Marie de Mer is an ideal refuge for Juliette, once a gypsy player and the famous acrobat L Ailee She has fled to this obscure haven to bear her daughter, Fleur, and to heal from the betrayals of her former life She most particularly wishes to forget La Merle, the Blackbird, leader of her former troupe, her sometime lover and her betrayer But all idylls end, and with the death of kind and frail Mere Marie, the elderly abbess, come changes that will profoundly alter the [...]

    16. Kay on said:

      Why oh why did I keep reading this book I thought it would get better and I got caught up in the characters I regret the time spent It was interesting yes, the time period of 1610 which I know nothing about And I got taken in by the mysterious Juliette with her secrets hiding out in an out of the way abbey I found the writing difficult to follow The main parts divided into 4 characters BUT sometimes the narration in those parts was not that character so the reader needed to figure out who was wh [...]

    17. Faith on said:

      So, at least I ve come to read Joanne Harris newest book It was just as great as the previous ones What is clear is that JH always writes about the same themes searching for a home, settling down, running away from the past, relationship to dead mother, mystical elements an so on This time the book is set in yet an other time, year 1610, but is still in France of course The main character is called Juliette, and is a former rope dancer from a circus She seeks refuge in a remote Abbey with her li [...]

    18. Karschtl on said:

      This thriller wasn t really thrilling The only thing that made me keep reading was that I wanted to know if Juliette will be reunited with her daughter Fleur in the end Although I m not a mother yet I can understand her loss In the second part the story condensed and quickened, and therefore became a bit interesting.I didn t like the very ending, though Cannot understand Juliettes decision on the last page.I must admit that I don t like historic novles much in general, and it s quite coincidenc [...]

    19. Alvedansen on said:

      One of the worst books I have ever read Boring and unlikeable characters, terrible writing style too much telling, too little showing , horribly paced and an overall mess.There wasn t one character I felt a connection with neither good nor bad and the mystery left me cold This meant that there was nothing I was interested in I didn t care about the fates of the characters nor what grand finale the book is leading up to Simply a terrible book My first and last book by this author.

    20. Mindy on said:

      We read this one for book club June 2008 I really enjoyed this book I liked it better than Chocolat Harris has a great skill for putting words together I really like the story and the writing style in this book I gave it only four stars because the end kind of drove me nuts The main character is suppose to be this really strong female, and she does something in the end that I think was beyond foolish, and maybe not so realistic.

    21. Linda on said:

      Fools is darker than some of Harris earlier work, and her treatment of the psychology of group dynamics here is intriguing and realistic.

    22. Leanne Smith on said:

      Not as wonderful and French although set in France as the Chocolat series, but an original story with the wonderful magic that I always associate with Joanne Harris.

    23. Pam on said:

      I love Harris writing style Her characters are well developed is book gets 3.5 stars because I thought the ending the very end ending was terrible and didn t make any sense Otherwise it would ve gotten 4 stars I have read another book about nuns that were somewhat irreverent and loved that one too.olifants I thought so an alternative spelling of elephantsdorter A bedroom or dormitory, especially in a monastery.quichenotte kiss not love the way the language developed therege 32 It seems to me tha [...]

    24. The Idle Woman on said:

      3.5 stars.For five years, Juliette has lived in peaceful isolation at the convent of Sainte Marie de la Mer, on the island of Noirs Moustiers modern Noirmoutier in eastern France Within the abbey walls, she has reinvented herself as Soeur Auguste, a young widow who has sought sanctuary with her little girl Fleur None of her sisters knows her true identity But others do, and Fate or God works in mysterious ways When the old Abbess dies, her replacement arrives with a confessor in tow a glamorous, [...]

    25. Jeanne on said:

      This is the fourth book of hers I ve read The others were the Chocolat series It seems like this book is the same characters but in a different time Even so, the book is well written and I enjoyed reading it The main narrator is a woman who reads tarot cards and casts spells She is also well versed in the use of plants for both good and bad There s a separation of a mother and her young daughter There is no father There s a young mute woman, a woman who is self righteous in her religion, a man w [...]

    26. Jean St.Amand on said:

      This book was a little hard to follow at times the story was told from the perspective of both Ailee Juliette Soeur Auguste and Guy Colombin Pere Saint Amand wasn t always clear who was telling the story so I had to keep going back and re reading once I realized it wasn t who I thought it was telling the story The story itself was fairly good but it would have helped if each chapter had a heading indicating whose perspective it wasd sometimes, mid chapter the story teller would change.

    27. Jodie (JCT) on said:

      Not the greatestI nearly gave up on this several times but wanting to know what happens to fleur kept me going I was shocked by this how women who was friends and family could just turn on each other It was amazingly described got the images of the settings really well just didn t think the story its self was very good.

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