Anche il vino può avere delle storie da raccontare, a chi sa ascoltarlo. La strana alchimia della fermentazione alcolica cattura segreti, progetti, amori, tradimenti... Specie se i vini sono magici come quelli che produce Joe Cox con patate, mele rosse e altri frutti misteriosi. Erano questi i sapori e i profumi protagonisti delle estati di Jay Mackintosh da ragazzine, e Jay torna a cercarli ora che, scrittore trentacinquenne alle prese con un libro che non decolla e un rapporto amoroso in crisi, decide di abbandonare Londra per trasferirsi in un paesino del Sud della Francia, in una fattoria circondata di giardini dove sembra quasi aleggiare la presenza del vecchio Joe... Inizia così il viaggio di Jay alla ricerca di sé stesso e dell'amore: a guidarlo sarà Marise, la donna che il destino gli ha fatto incontrare.
- ISBN: 8811681014
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 367
This lovely story about Jay & Jackapple Joe is one of my all time favourite books. I could read it over & over again. A story filled with nostalgia, a yearning for wonderful childhood memories, magic and trust. Jay goes on a journey of faith and self discovery, learning how to trust in himself and ot Leggi tutto
2018 Reading Challenge: fruit or vegetable in the title I’m a huge Harris fan, but somehow this is the first of her novels I’ve read with a main male protagonist. I don’t typically gravitate to these types of books. RTC but I loved this as much as any of her other books. She’s a beautiful storyteller Leggi tutto
My first novel by the author of Chocolat and I have to say I enjoyed it far more than expected. The story of Jay Mackintosh, a 37 years old writer, famous because of an only novel written fifteen years ago. Jay seems to have lost inspiration and faith in the magic of life, as if all these feelings ha Leggi tutto
I loved this story, or maybe I should say, I was in love with this story, I was in love with Joe and his eccentric ways. I loved the gardening, the wine making, the magic. I was in love with the bond of love between old man Joe and young man Jay. This is a book about the young man growing into matu
Blackberry Wine (1999) & Five Quarters of the Orange (2001) by Joanne Harris Finished Reading: August 2015 Rating: 2/5 & 3/5 I read Harris' Five Quarters of the Orange & Blackberry Wine back to back, so I shall be reviewing them together. They are very similar, actually; a little too much. Both feat Leggi tutto
Второе прочтение, теперь в оригинале. Столь восторженные отзывы, как 9 лет назад, я уже не оставляю, но книга бесспорно хороша и тема вина очень моя. И отлично читалось в отпуске на берегу Испании :) _____________ "Ежевичное вино" - шестой роман Джоанн Харрис в моем зачете :) Главный герой - англичани Leggi tutto
This book is set in the same village as the author's most famous work Chocolat but it didn't have any of the charm for me. There's only a few characters in this book, but I didn't like any of them. The story didn't feel like it was going anywhere either. Not for me, but I still love the author and w Leggi tutto
Nothing evokes memories like scents and Joanne Harris is a 'master' of descriptive prose that will bring memories flooding back.The senses are further brought into play with the sounds of the 70s nailed and remembered. The best times of my life childhood memories were exactly depicted in this wonder Leggi tutto
I prefer tea…. I have mixed feelings about Blackberry Wine, unfortunately more negative than positive. For the first ten chapters I despised this book: I didn’t care about the characters, couldn’t care about the plot and wanted nothing more than to just get through the thing so I could move on to ano Leggi tutto
The first time I tried to read Blackberry Wine apparently wasn't the right time to try to read this book. This time, though, I read it practically all in one go -- with, yeah, a glass of wine. Joanne Harris' prose is always easy to read, really clear, and I can believe in the characters she creates
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