Changer l'eau des fleurs

Changer l'eau des fleurs

Violette Toussaint est garde-cimetière dans une petite ville de Bourgogne. Les gens de passage et les habitués viennent se réchauffer dans sa loge où rires et larmes se mélangent au café qu'elle leur offre. Son quotidien est rythmé par leurs confidences. Un jour, parce qu'un homme et une femme ont décidé de reposer ensemble dans son carré de terre, tout bascule. Des liens qui unissent vivants et morts sont exhumés, et certaines âmes que l'on croyait noires, se révèlent lumineuses.

Title:Changer l'eau des fleurs
Edition Language:French
ISBN:9782226403049
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    Changer l'eau des fleurs Reviews

  • Angela M

    This is a beautifully written story of tragic loss and grief, but it is tempered by friendship and beautiful memories and love. Violette Toussaint has been the caretaker of a cemetery for twenty years...

  • Fran

    "My present life is a present from heaven...As I say to myself every morning...I have been very unhappy, destroyed even...But since I've never had a taste for unhappiness, I decided it wouldn't last. ...

  • Karen

    I loved this story from the start.. the story of Violette who has been living on her own as a cemetery keeper in a small town in Bourgogne for many years. She has many regular visitors.. gravediggers,...

  • Cheri

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ’My name is Violette Toussaint. I was a level-crossping keeper, now I’m a cemetery keeper.’ She began her life with a mother that did not want her, and abandoned her. As a...

  • Elyse  Walters

    This book is guaranteed to move you— halfway through, I noticed how choked up I was.....and soon I was crying.Slowly I was absorbing the depths of this -breathtaking - story.... multi-layered—a ty...

  • Diane Barnes

    This book is possibly the most layered novel I've ever read. Violette is the caretaker of a cemetery. She began life as an orphan, made a bad marriage at a young age, has experienced an unspeakable pe...

  • Carole

    I have just finished reading Fresh Water for Flowers by Valérie Perrin, translated from the French by Hildegarde Serle and I wish I had the time to start reading it all over again. This is the most b...

  • Ingrid

    A beautiful and at times delicate story about a cemetery keeper and the people she encounters albeit dead or alive. I just loved it....

  • Antoinette

    What an absolutely phenomenal book! The perfect book to start 2021. I have a feeling that this one already made it to my top ten of 2021.Violette is the caretaker of a cemetery. She is surrounded by t...

  • Mary Eve

    Charles de Gaulle, French military officer/political leader/writer, once famously said, "The graveyards are full of indispensable men." I think Valérie Perrin writes a most moving tribute to graveyar...