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Mado has been adrift for too long. After ten years in Paris, she returns to the small island of Le Devin, the home that has haunted her since she left.

Le Devin is shaped somewhat like a sleeping woman. At her head is the village of Les Salants, while its more prosperous rival, La Houssinière, lies at her feet. Yet even though you can walk from one to the other in an hour, they are worlds apart. And now Mado is back in Les Salants hoping to reconcile with her estranged father. But what she doesn't realize is that it is not only her father whose trust she must regain.

Published: HarperCollins on Oct 13, 2009
ISBN: 9780061828010
List price: $10.99
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Not fun. Downbeat and technical -- more than I'd ever want to know about tides.read more
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Well, that was a bit of an uphill slog. not a bad book, not a great book, just a wearying one.read more
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Mado returns to the Island of her birth, to her father and the village she left behind.She finds the village in a poor way.Mado works out what the problem is, why the village is flooding and the beach has gone. She enlists the help of Flynn, but who is he really helping? The village goes from despair to hope - but will it last?An interesting book if you know that corner of France, I could picture the Island, and it was a good fix of France to see me through the winter! But it is written in quite a difficult style, and I kept losing track of who was who and their relationships, so the characters can't have been that memorable.read more
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Not fun. Downbeat and technical -- more than I'd ever want to know about tides.
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Well, that was a bit of an uphill slog. not a bad book, not a great book, just a wearying one.
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Mado returns to the Island of her birth, to her father and the village she left behind.She finds the village in a poor way.Mado works out what the problem is, why the village is flooding and the beach has gone. She enlists the help of Flynn, but who is he really helping? The village goes from despair to hope - but will it last?An interesting book if you know that corner of France, I could picture the Island, and it was a good fix of France to see me through the winter! But it is written in quite a difficult style, and I kept losing track of who was who and their relationships, so the characters can't have been that memorable.
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Beautifully written by Joanna Harris, as usual, I loved this book. It conjured up so many pictures in my mind, and you really felt involved with the characters in the book.
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Fabulous book, one of my favourites from Joanne Harris. I love her writing style. Read in one sitting.
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Good, but not as good as her other novels... maybe I just miss the food fiction aspect, though.
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