In the Shade of the Almond Trees: A Novel by Dominique Marny

By Dominique Marny

In the aftermath of worldwide conflict I, a kinfolk property hangs within the balance

For generations, the Barthélemy kin tended to the olive timber of Restanques, a sprawling estate in Cotignac whose olive oil and almonds have been as significant because the geographical region that produced them. yet all that modified while conflict got here to France. Robert Barthélemy by no means lower back from the trenches, and with no him, the farm is starting to die. His widow has misplaced the need to dwell, and simply the fierce efforts in their daughter, Jeanne, have saved the collectors at bay.

Jeanne is spending a day at domestic with the family’s grim monetary statements while a good-looking stranger seems at the entrance steps. His identify is Jérôme Guillaumin and he's a super botanist approximately to embark on a trip all over the world. From the instant they meet, Jeanne is struck by way of emotions she by no means concept attainable: emotions that may store her existence or break every thing she has ever known.

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