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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, Jackapple Joe, was published ten years earlier and he has written nothing since. Impulsively, he decides to leave his urban life in London and, sight unseen, purchases a farmhouse in the remote French village of Lansquenet. There, in that strange and yet strangely familiar place, Jay hopes to re-create the magic of those golden childhood summers. And while the spirit of Joe is calling to him, it is actually a similarly haunted, reclusive woman who will ultimately help Jay find himself again.

Review:

"A charming fairy tale for grown-ups." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

As a boy, writer Jay Mackintosh spent three golden summers in the ramshackle home of Joseph “ Jackapple Joe” Cox. Jay found solace in old Joe’ s simple wisdom and folk charms, in his stories of far travel and wild adventure, and in his astonishing ability to make anything grow lush and luxurious. And then there were Joe’ s “ Specials, ” his homebrewed wines, each bottle containing the sparkle of something truly magical. The magic was lost, though, when Joe disappeared without warning one fall. Years later, Jay’ s life is stalled with regret and ennui. His novel Jackapple Joe was his artistic zenith, but it had been published ten years earlier and he has not been able to write a serious work since. When an unsolicited real estate brochure arrives in the afternoon mail, he impulsively abandons every urban thing he knows. Sight unseen, he purchases a farmhouse in the remote french village of Lansquenet, in an attempt to recapture the magic that vanished twenty years before. Jay packs up his belongings and heads to that small village where, impossible as it seems, he believes Jackapple Joe is waiting for him. There, he finds a strange yet strangely familiar place — and in the dark, guarded secrets of a reclusive woman and her young child, Jay Mackintosh begins to find himself again.

Synopsis:

From the author of "Chocolat" comes an intoxicating tale of love lost and found, set in a small French village. As a boy Jay spent summers in Europe hanging out with his friend Joe and his homemade wines. Now a young man, Jay returns to France to recapture some of the magic of his lost youth.

About the Author

Joanne Harris is the author of seven previous novels—Chocolat, Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters of the Orange, Coastliners, Holy Fools, Sleep, Pale Sister, and Gentlemen & Players; a short story collection, Jigs & Reels; and two cookbook/memoirs, My French Kitchen and The French Market. Half French and half British, she lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380815920
Author:
Harris, Joanne
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Author:
by Joanne Harris
Author:
Har
Author:
ris, Joanne
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Wine and wine making
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
France
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Novelists
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
4a
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.08x5.36x.89 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780380815920 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A charming fairy tale for grown-ups."
"Synopsis" by , As a boy, writer Jay Mackintosh spent three golden summers in the ramshackle home of Joseph “ Jackapple Joe” Cox. Jay found solace in old Joe’ s simple wisdom and folk charms, in his stories of far travel and wild adventure, and in his astonishing ability to make anything grow lush and luxurious. And then there were Joe’ s “ Specials, ” his homebrewed wines, each bottle containing the sparkle of something truly magical. The magic was lost, though, when Joe disappeared without warning one fall. Years later, Jay’ s life is stalled with regret and ennui. His novel Jackapple Joe was his artistic zenith, but it had been published ten years earlier and he has not been able to write a serious work since. When an unsolicited real estate brochure arrives in the afternoon mail, he impulsively abandons every urban thing he knows. Sight unseen, he purchases a farmhouse in the remote french village of Lansquenet, in an attempt to recapture the magic that vanished twenty years before. Jay packs up his belongings and heads to that small village where, impossible as it seems, he believes Jackapple Joe is waiting for him. There, he finds a strange yet strangely familiar place — and in the dark, guarded secrets of a reclusive woman and her young child, Jay Mackintosh begins to find himself again.
"Synopsis" by , From the author of "Chocolat" comes an intoxicating tale of love lost and found, set in a small French village. As a boy Jay spent summers in Europe hanging out with his friend Joe and his homemade wines. Now a young man, Jay returns to France to recapture some of the magic of his lost youth.
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