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Bruno's challenge : and other stories of the French countryside / Martin Walker.

Author/Creator:
Walker, Martin, 1947 January 23- author.
Publication:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.
Format/Description:
Book
240 pages ; 22 cm.
Edition:
First edition.
Series:
Walker, Martin, 1947 January 23- Bruno series
Bruno
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Subjects:
Courrèges, Bruno (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
France -- Fiction.
Country life -- France, Southwest -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Short stories.
Short stories.
Mystery fiction.
Summary:
"Martin Walker presents his first collection of Bruno stories featuring all the familiar characters from the novels, the glories of the Paerigord, and ample helpings of food and wine"-- Provided by publisher.
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 cafe 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 fraiche, and a fluffy quiche Lorraine.
Contents:
Bruno's challenge
The lost boy
The birthday lunch
The chocolate war
The green army
A market tale
Dangerous vacation
Sugar lumps
Fifty million bubbles
Oystercatcher
La Mère Noël
The collaborator
Bruno and le Père Noël.
Notes:
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf." -- title verso
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Beardwood Fund bookplate.
Other format:
Online version:
Walker, Martin, 1947 January 23- Bruno's challenge.
Online version: Walker, Martin, 1947 January 23- Bruno's challenge.
ISBN:
9780593534229
0593534220
9780593534236
OCLC:
1274229261