Adding to my French Book Wishlist

Last month I posted about 2 French books I was looking forward to eventually reading.  This month I continue with that theme.  I stumbled upon this awesome looking book about a serial killer.  So of course I need to read it.

Fleur de tonnerre by Jean Teulé, translated into English as The Poisoning Angel.  The translation comes out on July 14th (happy Bastille Day!)

I can’t find a copy of the cover for the English version!  But that’s what the French one looks like..  Here’s the description from Gallicbooks.com:
Schooled in the ancient beliefs of the Breton people by her mother, the beautiful Hélène grows up feeling detached from the nineteenth-century world around her and yet destined for a terrible vocation: to do the work of l’Ankou, death’s henchman. Beginning with the demise of her very own mama, she leaves a trail of devastation with the special soups and cakes she makes – those who taste them never recover. Jean Teulé brings his unique blend of imagination and historical insight to a novel that is both an upbeat portrait of nineteenth-century provincial French life and a startling chronicle of a decades-long killing spree carried out by the most notorious female poisoner in history.

Look’s pretty good, right??

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About Kelly

Hi! My name’s Kelly. I’m a twenty-something gal from Buffalo, NY. Mom to a little dog named Peabody and a slightly evil cat named Archie. Engaged to the best dude ever. I love books and craft beer! I also love all things France and francophone and have a degree in French Language and Literature from Buffalo State College. My blog used to be called Kelly’s France Blog, but I finally decided it needed a change because I wasn’t posting about French things nearly as often as I used to! You can still see all my imported posts on A Book and a Beer, or you can visit my original blog at http://kellysfranceblog.blogspot.com.
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One Response to Adding to my French Book Wishlist

  1. Audra says:

    Sounds amazing!!

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