A NovelPaperback - 2000
Now a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp, Dame Judi Dench and Juliette BinocheIlluminating Peter Mayle's South of France with a touch of Laura Esquivel's magic realism, Chocolat is a timeless novel of a straitlaced village's awakening to joy and sensuality.In tiny Lansquenet, where nothing much has changed in a hundred years, beautiful newcomer Vianne Rocher and her exquisite chocolate shop arrive and instantly begin to play havoc with Lenten vows. Each box of luscious bonbons comes with a free gift: Vianne's uncanny perception of its buyer's private discontents and a clever, caring cure for them. Is she a witch? Soon the parish no longer cares, as it abandons itself to temptation, happiness, and a dramatic face-off between Easter solemnity and the pagan gaiety of a chocolate festival. Chocolat's every page offers a description of chocolate to melt in the mouths of chocoholics, francophiles, armchair gourmets, cookbook readers, and lovers of passion everywhere. It's a must for anyone who craves an escapist read, and is a bewitching gift for any holiday.
Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Books, 2000, c1999.
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 306 p. ; 20 cm.
From Library Staff
A small French town is turned upside down by the arrival of Vianne Rocher, a daring (and bewitching) chocolate confectioner. This was made into a great movie starring Juliette Binoche and Alfred Molina.