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Bruno's challenge and other stories of the French countryside

Summary: "Martin Walker presents his first collection of stories featuring all the familiar characters from his Bruno novels and the glories of the Périgord region of France, with 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 café 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 crème fraîche, and a fluffy quiche Lorraine"--

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  • ISBN: 9798885781732
  • Physical Description: large print
    365 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

Content descriptions

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: Detective and mystery fiction.
Fiction.
Short stories.
Large type books.

Available copies

  • 8 of 9 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.

Holds

  • 1 current hold with 9 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hudson (Fontana) LP WALKER (Text) 39493109892721 Adult Large Print New Fiction Available -
Jackson County Public Library LP WALKER (Text) 39493109432635 Adult Large Print New Fiction Available -

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