‘A Single Rose’ by Muriel Barbery – In Conversation at Mr B’s
Thu 28 Oct 2021
7:00pm at Mr B's Emporium
Tickets include author interview, a glass of wine and a 15% discount on any books in the shop on the night.
We are thrilled and privileged to welcome beloved French author Muriel Barbery to Mr B’s to discuss her beautiful new novel, A Single Rose.
Muriel found her way into the hearts of millions of readers worldwide with her stunning novel The Elegance of the Hedgehog, which sold more than 10 million copies and topped the bestseller charts in France for 30 weeks.
Now she returns with A Single Rose, a compelling and uplifting story of grief and second chances set in Japan, featuring Muriel’s signature warmth and intelligence. We follow Rose, a lawyer who has recently turned 40, as she travels to Kyoto for the first time to hear the reading of her estranged father’s will. The will contains a mysterious itinerary for Rose to follow, which guides her through the people and places of her father’s life, and eventually to a reckoning with herself.
Here Muriel draws on her own experience of living in Kyoto, where she was a writer in residence at the Villa Kujoyama for two years, creating this quietly poignant love letter to Japan.
Join us for what is sure to be a spellbinding evening of discussion with one of Europe’s most successful contemporary novelists.