Fresh Water for Flowers (Paperback)

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This book is such a special gem. Definitely my favorite hand-sell of the year! Taking place in a small town in France, Violette is a cemetery keeper that is grappling with her life that is becoming unraveled. As she meets and bonds with the various visitors who come through her cemetery gates, she is shown the true meanings of life and love. This book will leave you laughing in unexpected ways and also stun you with moments of pure beauty. 

— Cherish Barrett, Sales Representative, Ingram Content Group

July 2020 Indie Next List


“Valérie Perrin’s Fresh Water for Flowers is gorgeous. Reading it was almost like being baptized by Violette’s presence as a cemetery keeper, in its comfort, stability, and floral surroundings. Perrin takes us into the pool of Violette’s melancholic past, from first loves to devastating losses. It truly gripped each and every one of my emotions, from fear and sorrow to elation and sentimentality. Whatever I can write as a review, this book is still so much more. I’m so thankful to have read it and can’t wait to share it with readers.”
— Cat Chapman, The Oxford Exchange, Tampa, FL

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A WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF SUMMER 2021
A 2020 INDIES INTRODUCE & INDIE NEXT LIST PICK


A #1 international best-seller, Fresh Water for Flowers is an intimately told story about a woman who defiantly believes in happiness, despite it all.


Violette Toussaint is the caretaker at a cemetery in a small town in Bourgogne. Her life is lived to the predictable rhythms of the often funny, always moving confidences that casual mourners, regular visitors, and sundry colleagues share with her. Violette's routine is disrupted one day by the arrival of Julien Sole--local police chief--who has come to scatter the ashes of his recently deceased mother on the gravesite of a complete stranger. It soon becomes clear that Julien's inexplicable gesture is intertwined with Violette's own complicated past.


"Melancholic and yet ebullient... An appealing indulgence in nature, food and drink, and, above all, friendships."--The Guardian



Product Details
ISBN: 9781609456764
ISBN-10: 1609456769
Publisher: Europa Editions
Publication Date: May 4th, 2021
Pages: 496
Language: English