Where the Wild Cherries Grow is an absolutely stunning tale. Two points of view separated by fifty years guide us through this story of friendship, love, and determination. Bill Perch is tasked with finding out what happened to a lost family member of a client so they can sell land to a developer. He travels to the childhood home of Emeline Vane where he finds her diary. He becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her when she disappeared in 1919 and saving her home.
In addition to Bill’s journey of self-discovery and Emeline’s fierce struggle to survive, the writing is melodic and beautiful. The author writes with such enthusiasm for Catalan food that I can’t help but seriously dream of a trip to the south of France. The way she ties together the ocean, the land, and the seasons together to make beautiful dishes is unlike anything I’ve ever read before. This one is definitely going on my list of favorite books for 2018.
I was given an copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.