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The Cleaner of Chartres

A Novel

By Salley Vickers

From the author of Miss Garnet’s Angel, a story of the redemptive power of love and community in the famous French cathedral town



There is something very special about Agnès Morel. A quiet presence in the small French town of Chartres, she can be found cleaning the famed medieval cathedral each morning and doing odd jobs for the townspeople. No one knows where she came from or why. Not Abbé Paul, who discovered her one morning twenty years ago, sleeping on the north porch, and not Alain Fleury, the irreverent young restorer who works alongside her each day and whose attention she catches with her tawny eyes and elusive manner. She has transformed each of their lives in her own subtle way, yet no one suspects the dark secret Agnès is hiding.



When an accidental encounter dredges up a series of tragic incidents from Agnès’s youth, the nasty meddling of town gossips threatens to upend the woman’s simple, peaceful life. Her story reveals a terrible loss, a case of mistaken identity, and a cruel and violent act that haunts her past. Agnès wrestles with her own sense of guilt and enduring heartbreak while the citizens piece together the truth about her life.






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