I certainly dont think so based on dominique marnys descriptions and cover for in the shade of the almond trees a book set during the period between the world wars in europe in the shade of the almond trees focuses on one familys quest to restore their farm and move on after the death of their husband and father in the trenches. With the strength of this books compassionate portrayals of jeanne and rosalie and marnys sure hand in crafting a well paced story in the shade of the almond trees captured my interest throughout and i can highly recommend this slice of provencal life and love in the aftermath of the first world war. The paperback of the in the shade of the almond trees by dominique marny at barnes noble free shipping on 35 or more this mesmerizing story of playwright and author joe ortons brief and remarkable life was named book of the year by truman capote and nobel prize winning novelist patrick white told with precision and extensive . In the shade of the almond trees written by dominique marny review by sarah johnson marnys second novel first published in france in 1997 is a post wwi saga about a responsible young woman jeanne barthelemy who takes it upon herself to revive her familys provencal estate restanques. Dominique marny on tour september 29 october 8 with in the shade of the almond trees historical fiction release date september 29 2015 at open road media 280 pages isbn 978 1480461178 website goodreads synopsis in the aftermath of world war i a family estate hangs in the balance for generations the barthelemy family
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