Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Deadly Slipper: A Novel of Death in the Dordogne

This weekend, the San Francisco Chronicle published a review of a new novel by Michelle Wan (Doubleday: 0385514573), entitled Deadly Slipper. The novel is set in Dordogne, a forested region of southwestern France, where the main character's sister had disappeared 19 years earlier while on an orchid hunting expedition. According to the review, "neither these stock characters nor the predictable plot is the main course. What really compels Wan -- and may well snare her readers -- are the orchids hidden in these hills and the marvelous food issuing from their stone-walled kitchens."


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