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The Long Way Home

Book 10, Chief Inspector Gamache Novel - A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

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Description

Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he’d only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. “There is a balm in Gilead,” his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, “to make the wounded whole.”

While Gamache doesn’t talk about his wounds and his balm, Clara tells him about hers. Peter, her artist husband, has failed to come home. Failed to show up as promised on the first anniversary of their separation. She wants Gamache’s help to find him. Having finally found sanctuary, Gamache feels a near revulsion at the thought of leaving Three Pines. “There’s power enough in Heaven,” he finishes the quote as he contemplates the quiet village, “to cure a sin-sick soul.” And then he gets up. And joins her.

Together with his former second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and Myrna Landers, they journey deeper and deeper into Québec. And deeper and deeper into the soul of Peter Morrow. A man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist, he would sell that soul. And may have. The journey takes them further and further from Three Pines, to the very mouth of the great St. Lawrence river.  To an area so desolate, so damned, the first mariners called it the land God gave to Cain. And there they discover the terrible damage done by a sin-sick soul.     

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 02, 2014 – In Edgar-finalist Penny's perceptive, perfectly paced 10th mystery featuring Chief Insp. Armand Gamache of the Quebec S ret (after 2013's How the Light Gets In), Three Pines resident Peter Morrow has pledged to show up for a dinner with his wife, Clara, exactly one year after their separation. When Peter fails to materialize on the appointed day, Clara fears that he has either found a new woman or died. Clara turns to Gamache for help in locating Peter, who appears to have adopted a new approach to painting during his time away from her. Over the course of the intriguing search, Penny offers real insight into the evolution of artistic style as well as the envy that artists feel about each other's success. At times, the prose is remarkably fresh, filled with illuminating and delightful turns of phrase (e.g., Clara notices "her own ego, showing some ankle"), though readers should also be prepared for the breathless sentence fragments that litter virtually every chapter.

Customer Reviews

Amazing

This series is beautiful. Here, Ms. Penny creates word pictures that rival the imagined great paintings that are integrated into the story. This is about artists, artistic effort, human failings, and what makes us whole. A place, a person, a memory, a sensation: for each of the characters we learn what they care about at the deepest levels. Yes, there is a mystery to unravel, but the real focus is on the journeys of discovery that each character makes. Some may decide that there isn't enough action or that some of the writing is a bit flowery. I think it's all just right, and am breathless with the beauty of many of the passages.

All

I've read all of these wonderful books. I feel like a member of this village, an invisible participant of their lives and relationships, their despair, as well as their accomplishments. Thanks for writing them.

SJK, Magnolia, TX

The Long Way Home

An excellent read in the continuing series. Police procedurals bit written with poetic grace and memorable characters who grow and develop with each novel. Now going back and starting at the beginning of the series.

The Long Way Home
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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: British Detectives
  • Published: Aug 26, 2014
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 10, Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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