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Blackberry Wine
Blackberry Wine
Author: Joanne Harris
As a boy, writer Jay Mackintosh spent three golden summers in the ramshackle home of "Jackapple Joe" Cox. A lonely child, he found solace in Old Joe's simple wisdom and folk charms. The magic was lost, however, when Joe disappeared without warning one fall. — Years later, Jay's life is stalled with regret and ennui. His bestselling novel, Jackapp...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380815920
ISBN-10: 0380815923
Publication Date: 5/1/2001
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 90 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 9
I liked Chocolat and although I do like how Joanne Harris writes, I just could not finish this book! It was quite boring and not enough dialogue to keep it interesting. But perhaps some other reader would feel very differently about it!
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Helpful Score: 5
Harris is superb in this book. It is much better than Chocolat!
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Helpful Score: 5
Blackberry Wine is a classic of a beach book...a poetic pastiche of magical realism and travelogue-by-surrogate...In Harris's hands the gentle tug of the past is like a tsunami.
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Helpful Score: 3
The magic in Lansquenet returns....

I liked this book as much if not more than Chocolat. Jay is a struggling writer living in London. Hi slast and first book, a best seller was written 10 years ago. Jay chucks it all, leaves for France and buys a farmhouse on the edge of the village made famous in Chocolat. As he gets to know the people in this village, and the mystery behind his reclusive neighbor his view of a life faded begins to change. And then there is Joe...always Joe the ghost a father he never had.
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Helpful Score: 3
This wasn't Harris' best, but it sure was original! After reading the first few pages I had to keep referring to the back of the book to make sure I understood what was going on. Once I got into the swing of the book it was fun, but it was much different from what I expected. Although this book wasn't completely my cup of tea, I am really looking forward to reading the other books I have by Joanne Harris.
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