Five Quarters of the Orange

15th Oct 2015

Five Quarters of the Orange - Joanne Harris

This is a lovely literature but did not blow me away. It is a History/Literature/Food/War book.

Set in regional France in the village of Les Laveuses with a food theme Joanne is known for.  One chapter is the protagonist's old age and the next her childhood in occupied France in the second world war.

These flashbacks made it sometimes difficult to follow. It was a page turner, an examination of dysfunctional family relationships and a family mystery. But I don't think it will linger in my head long.