A volte, se lo decide il destino, il passato e il presente s'intrecciano e riaccendono sentimenti e paure che sembravano cancellati per sempre. Framboise Dartigen aveva solo nove anni quando gli occupanti nazisti arrivarono a Les Laveuses, il paesino sulle rive della Loira dove viveva con la mamma e i fratelli maggiori Cassis e Reinette. In quei giorni sospesi tra la fiaba crudele dell'infanzia e la tragedia della storia accadde qualcosa di terribile. Ora Framboise, che è ormai una donna matura, è tornata a vivere nella vecchia fattoria, ma in incognito. Il segreto di quegli anni lontani non deve assolutamente tornare alla luce.
- ISBN: 8811679435
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 403
I first read this book some time ago. When I read it, I throughly enjoyed it. This year, I found my mind going back to the book several times and decided I needed to read it again. There are only two books (other than the Harry Potter Series) that I have read more than once - Cold Mountain, and now t Leggi tutto
Five quarters of the Orange by Janne Harris is one of those novels that will stay with you long after you have turned the last page. 4.5 Star Rating Set in a small town in rural France during the the Second World War, this novel tells the story of a young girl by the name Framboise Dartigen and how d Leggi tutto
I ended up liking this book in the end, and would maybe have given it 4 stars, if large parts of it didn't drive me so nuts. I just had a few problems with it. I had a really hard time getting into it; the real story didn't really start until 100 pages into it. And I had a really hard time connectin Leggi tutto
There is something a little unbalanced about this book -- and one gets that feeling from the start. In fact, the title itself suggests a certain asymmetrical allure which is disconcerting: five quarters of the orange suggests a lopsided business, perhaps; but nonetheless a surfeit of something. The
It is France during the Nazi Occupation and the three Dartigan children befriend a young German soldier who brings them chocolate and magazines. A seemingly harmless, secret relationship, except the youngest child, nine year old Framboise, has fallen perhaps too hard for the charming Tomas. He was v Leggi tutto
I am head over heels in love with this book. Only a terrific author can write about something as appalling as war and occupation and uneccesary death but yet make you feel so alive and carefree whilste reading it. The prose was as mouthwatering, succulent and juicy as the food in the book and I want Leggi tutto
Мій перший роман Джоан Гарріс, і одразу такий хороший. Обов'язково читатиму її ще. «П'ять четвертинок апельсина» — неймовірно красиво написана, але місцями страшнюча книжка, не раз мене пробирало аж до кісток. Франція, початок 90-их. Жінка, якій уже за п'ятдесят, викуповує успадковану братом ферму, на Leggi tutto
Under the shroud of a new identity an aging woman returns to her childhood town. She opens a café and reopens the wounds of her past. In German-occupied France, 9 year old, Framboise, and her brother and sister secretly befriend a German soldier and trade secrets for black market goods. Using the bl Leggi tutto
I have to say that reading this novel made me appreciate Gentlemen and Players a bit more. This time I knew what I was getting with Joanne Harris- a dark atmospheric novel of psychological suspense. She can certainly create dysfunctional child characters! It is hard to imagine that a nine year old c Leggi tutto
Whew, this is a wrenching read. It's excellent and 4.5 star, IMHO. The characters are not easily liked, very few are amiable, and the entire is both dramatically and emotionally tense. And that tension is for its entire length and continued within personality and character far beyond the ending. Beca Leggi tutto
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