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The Cleaner of Chartres

A Novel

By Salley Vickers

“If you enjoy the work of Marilynne Robinson, Penelope Fitzgerald, James Salter…you should be reading Vickers.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World



There is something very special about Agnès Morel. A quiet presence in the small French town of Chartres, she can usually be found cleaning the famed medieval cathedral or doing odd jobs for the townspeople. No one knows where she came from or why. Not diffident Abbé Paul, nor lonely Professor Jones, nor even Alain Fleury, whose attention she catches with her tawny eyes. She has transformed all their lives in her own subtle way, yet no one suspects the dark secret Agnès is hiding.

Then an accidental encounter dredges up the specter of her past, and the nasty meddling of town gossips forces Agnès to confront her tragic history and the violent act that haunts it.




Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Blythewood
  • F Vickers, Fiction

Publish Date

2012

ISBN

9780670785674


Format: Book
Author: Vickers, Salley
Summary: Working as a cleaner in the cathedral of Chartres for more than twenty years, Agnès Morel profoundly transforms local lives by performing small tasks and using her subtle influence until an accidental encounter reveals tragic incidents from her youth.
Title: The cleaner of Chartres : a novel / Salley Vickers.
Publisher Date: New York : Viking, [2012]
Subject: Cathédrale de Chartres -- Fiction. Single women -- Fiction Cleaning personnel -- Fiction. Homeless persons -- Fiction Mistaken identity -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780670785674 (hbk.) 0670785679 (hbk.) 9781101599631 (ebook)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Vickers
Oclc: 813540533
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Bib Id: 440892

Format: Book
Author: Vickers, Salley
Summary: Working as a cleaner in the cathedral of Chartres for more than twenty years, Agnès Morel profoundly transforms local lives by performing small tasks and using her subtle influence until an accidental encounter reveals tragic incidents from her youth.
Title: The cleaner of Chartres : a novel / Salley Vickers.
Publisher, Date: New York : Viking, [2012]
Description: 296 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Cathédrale de Chartres -- Fiction.
Subjects: Single women -- Fiction
Subjects: Cleaning personnel -- Fiction.
Subjects: Homeless persons -- Fiction
Subjects: Mistaken identity -- Fiction
LCCN: 2013001564
ISBN: 9780670785674 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0670785679 (hbk.)
ISBN: 9781101599631 (ebook)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Vickers