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Bruno's challenge : and other stories of the French countryside

Summary: "Martin Walker presents his first collection of Bruno stories featuring all the familiar characters from the novels, the glories of the Prigord, and ample helpings of food and wine. After a prisoner breaks parole to see his son on Christmas, Bruno must track him down before he throws away his chance at eventual freedom. When a Senegalese man's coffee sells superbly at the market, some caf owners become incensed by the new competition and take matters into their own hands. As a Swiss tourist and a St. Denis native fall in love over the fruit-and-veggie stall, one of their family members takes drastic steps to break them up. A fledgling tour bus business is sabotaged, leading Bruno to take a closer look at a town love triangle. Called in to investigate a case of stolen oysters, our beloved policeman reunites with an old flame to catch the shellfish thieves. In story after story, Bruno settles town disputes, mediates family quarrels, and tracks down lawbreakers in his adored village of St. Denis and its environs. Featured meals in the collection include a fatty Christmas goose, a savory nettle soup with creme frache, and a fluffy quiche Lorraine."--

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  • ISBN: 0593534220
  • ISBN: 9780593534229
  • Physical Description: 240 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Borzoi Book".
Formatted Contents Note: Bruno's challenge -- Lost boy -- Birthday lunch -- Chocolate war -- Green army -- Dangerous vacation -- Sugar lumps -- Fifty million bubbles -- Oystercatcher -- La Mre Noelle -- Boeuf Neanderthal -- Collaborator -- Bruno and Le Père Noël.
Subject: Courrèges, Bruno (Fictitious character) Fiction
Country life France, Southwest Fiction
France Fiction
Genre: Short stories.

Available copies

  • 14 of 16 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.


  • 0 current holds with 16 total copies.
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