Thursday, July 22, 2021
Fresh Water for Flowers
Cemetery. Few readers would have imagined that work as a resident cemetery caretaker could be as life affirming and ebullient as it is for Violette Toussaint, protagonist of Valérie Perrin’s debut novel titled, Fresh Water for Flowers. Perrin tones down some of the cheer with dark stories including sexual violence, but we observe Violette create a satisfying life despite obstacles. Violette observes with compassion, listens with empathy, and greets all with hospitality. As we accompany Violette in her life, we feel the depth of relationship and friendship and feel wonderful about life, even as we spend time in a cemetery. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Fresh Water for Flowers from amazon.com.