The Girl With No Shadow

The Girl With No Shadow

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Note: The Girl with No Shadow was published in the UK as The Lollipop Shoes

Be careful what you wish for . . .

Hailed as an "irresistible confection" (Entertainment Weekly), "as sweet, rich and utterly satisfying as a fine truffle" (Wall Street Journal), and "an amazement of riches" (New York Times), Chocolat won the hearts of readers and critics everywhere. At last, Joanne Harris returns with The Girl with No Shadow, an exquisite treat that continues the story that began in her international bestseller.

Since she was a little girl, the wind has dictated every move Vianne Rocher has made, buffeting her from place to place, from the small French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes to the crowded streets of Paris. Cloaked in a new identity, that of widow Yanne Charbonneau, she opens a chocolaterie on a small Montmartre street, determined to still the wind at last and keep her daughters, Anouk and the baby, Rosette, safe.

Her new home above the chocolate shop offers calm and quiet: no red sachets hang by the door; no sparks of magic fill the air; no Indian skirts with bells hang in her closet. Conformity brings with it anonymity-- and peace. There is even Thierry, the stolid businessman who wants to take care of Yanne and the children. On the cusp of adolescence, an increasingly rebellious and restless Anouk does not understand. But soon the weathervane turns . . . and into their lives blows the charming and enigmatic Zozie de l'Alba. And everything begins to change.

Zozie offers the brightness Yanne's life needs. Anouk, too, is dazzled by this vivacious woman with the lollipop-red shoes who seems to understand her better than anyone-- especially her mother. Yet this friendship is not what it seems. Ruthless, devious, and seductive, Zozie has plans that will shake their world to pieces. And with everything she loves at stake, Yanne must face a difficult choice: Run, as she has done so many times before, or stand and confront this most dangerous enemy. . . .

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2008
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780061431623
Branch Call Number: FIC Harr
Characteristics: 444 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Harris, Joanne 1964-
Alternative Title: Lollipop shoes

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andrearbearman
Mar 29, 2016

I loved Chocolat and so I was very excited to see this sequel. This book is absurdly addicting. It is hard to place where that addiction is coming from, but you can not stop reading. There's so many twists and turns and you change who you are rooting for through out the book. It's an amazing tale. I love it. Sometimes I was a bit frustrated because I was afraid of what could happen to my favorite characters!

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