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The Long Way Home: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel par [Penny, Louise]
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Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole."

While Gamache doesn't talk about his wounds and his balm, Clara tells him about hers. Peter, her artist husband, has failed to come home. Failed to show up as promised on the first anniversary of their separation. She wants Gamache's help to find him. Having finally found sanctuary, Gamache feels a near revulsion at the thought of leaving Three Pines. "There's power enough in Heaven," he finishes the quote as he contemplates the quiet village, "to cure a sin-sick soul." And then he gets up. And joins her.

Together with his former second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and Myrna Landers, they journey deeper and deeper into Québec. And deeper and deeper into the soul of Peter Morrow. A man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist, he would sell that soul. And may have. The journey takes them further and further from Three Pines, to the very mouth of the great St. Lawrence river. To an area so desolate, so damned, the first mariners called it the land God gave to Cain. And there they discover the terrible damage done by a sin-sick soul.

Biographie de l'auteur

Louise Penny is the Number One New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Gamache series, including Still Life, which won the CWA John Creasey Dagger in 2006. Recipient of virtually every existing award for crime fiction, Louise was also granted The Order of Canada in 2014. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.

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  • Editeur : Minotaur Books; Édition : Reprint (26 août 2014)
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Par Gail Cooke TOP 1000 COMMENTATEURS le 10 septembre 2014
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Eagerly awaited and happily received the 10th mystery starring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Quebec Surete is one of novelist Penny’s finest. She has the unique, compelling ability to not only weave a beautifully constructed mystery but also to layer it with emotional currents and probing insights. In this way she delivers fully formed characters with whom many can relate and sympathize.

As The Long Way Home opens we find Gamache and his wife, Reine-Marie contentedly settled in the peaceful village of Three Pines. It is there he takes his ease allowing his wounds to heal, trying to forget the horrors that he experienced and those that still exist in the world.

His quietude is interrupted when a friend, Clara, asks for his help. Though he wishes to remain undisturbed he cannot refuse her. She is a successful painter married to a once successful painter, Peter Morrow. When her career grew while his dwindled jealousy developed and the two decided they needed some time apart. They agreed to a year long separation in the hopes of recapturing their former loving relationship. Peter promises to return in exactly one year. Believing him when the time arrives Clara has purchased steak, wine in order to prepare his homecoming dinner.

When Peter does not return she worries, concerned that something has happened to him. The search begins which takes them into the nether regions of Quebec. Gamache’s aide Jean-Guy Beauvoir and Clara’s friend, Myrna, joins in the quests as with each step they learn moree about why Peter has stayed away and what he might be searching for.

Gamache fans will relish this further development of his character as in searching for Peter he as well as the others discover some things about themselves. New readers will be intrigued.

- Gail Cooke
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On peut grossir les caractères comme on le désire. C'est parfait !
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HASH(0x8e36084c) étoiles sur 5 Disappointing 29 août 2014
Par Merlin Green - Publié sur
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The other books I have read in the Inspector Gamache series have been an interesting combination of the classic police procedural with great attention to the character’s emotional perceptions and internal states. It generally has worked. However, in her latest, The Long Way Home, Louise Penny seems to have become unmoored from the discipline of the police procedural to the detriment of the novel. There is indeed a central mystery, what has become of Peter, and a crime. However, this all gets lost in a mish-mash that feels more like chick-lit beach read. The crime is contrived and not particularly medically accurate. The paintings, which contain many of the clues, both external and psychological, are endlessly analyzed and re-analyzed. Frankly, I just didn’t buy the ever-evolving data discerned from the paintings. At times the book seemed more of a travelogue and pitch from the Canadian Tourist board, than a crime novel. Atmosphere is one thing, this was another. The endless planes, trains and automobiles became tedious. The fateful climax , rather than feeling like the culminations of many journeys, internal and external, just seemed contrived.

All this being said, The Long Way Home is mostly an enjoyable and thought provoking read. Underneath all of it remains Penny’s central concern; how do flawed individuals live as moral beings, true to themselves, in a world that contains no small measure of violence and evil. In that she differs little from the hard-boiled genre of Raymond Chandler. Penny’s unique contribution in the village of Three Pines, a glimpse of how life could actually be when good people care about each others, themselves and their arts of their work. After How the Light Gets In, I did not expect that Gamache would remain forever in enlightened bliss in his Nirvana in the woods. The Bodhisattva re-enters the world in deep compassion. Here’s hoping that there is a next journey where the issues above do not detract from the telling.
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HASH(0x8e360a98) étoiles sur 5 Not a mystery novel - just psychological angst. 30 août 2014
Par Daune Robinson - Publié sur
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This book is very different from Ms Penny's other novels. Sadly different from my perspective. This isn't really a mystery novel, it's more a psychological study of a jealous man. There is a tiny sliver of mystery in the book - but very tiny and since it doesn't really play out till the end, it is almost nonexistent in the overall plot. Most of the story revolves around Gamache, Beauvoir, Clara and Myrna looking at art and feeling its impact on their psyches. There are side trips in the book - a visit by phone to Scotland, several trips to a university, time spent on a boat and in a plane - resulting in pages of psychological discussion, but adding very little to the story.

Gamache is retired, and happy, but troubled. His wife is happy, but troubled by the thought that Gamache might be troubled. Jean Guy is happy with Annie, but troubled - Annie is happy, but troubled. Well, you probably get the picture. It's a conflicted story. While many of Penny's novels do get into the souls of the characters, this one takes it three steps further and without the mystery thread, it's a little tiresome for people who are looking for "mystery thrillers". Worse, from my tastes, it delves deeply into Peter's art which is described as "merde" (which translates to s***), dog breakfast, dog vomit, bad, pathetic - well, you get the picture. Given these descriptions, the amount of time spent looking at the paintings through various sets of eyes is an annoying waste of reading time.

There are more issues, but my final comment is that while Louise Penny is a good writer - she can paint a landscape or person with words better than almost any author I've read - this novel is not the mystery genre I expected from her. It's a psychological delving into troubled people and troubled art. People I liked in past stories are unlikeable in this one. And fair warning - the ending was horrible. I wish I'd never read this book.
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HASH(0x8e360cd8) étoiles sur 5 A Very Disappointing Read 3 septembre 2014
Par Sandra Smith - Publié sur
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I was almost half through this book and felt I have never been so bored. The characters I had come to love were being dismantled
page by page. My strong Inspector Gamache was sitting on a bench .....looking in the distance. The only character I really thought was made "better" was Ruth, and I liked her very much. But this psychological trip into the psyche of all the characters, and looking for unrealistic depths in unreal characters was really to me a terrible waste of time. All the analyzing of art and the emotional impact it may or may not have on a person was so irrelivant....Art is what it is to whomever looks at it. In the final pages there was definitely a plot that did come together with some attempt at suspense and enlightenment, but the ending of the book to me was extremely disappointing, unnecessary and made the rest of the book meaningless as far as I was concerned. I am sorry that the characters come away from this book definitely ....."less".
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HASH(0x8e360e7c) étoiles sur 5 "We all need to be healed at some time in our lives." 26 août 2014
Par E. Bukowsky - Publié sur
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Louise Penny's "The Long Way Home" is her tenth mystery featuring the intelligent and compassionate Armand Gamache. During his career as Chief Inspector of Homicide in the Sûreté du Québec, Gamache witnessed the most horrendous examples of human depravity. Now in his late fifties and retired, he lives with his beloved wife, Reine-Marie, in the picturesque Canadian village of Three Pines. He is trying to alleviate the anxiety that gripped him after being traumatized by events left him physically and emotionally bruised. Armand's young protégé, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, is also on the mend after barely surviving his own terrible ordeal. The novel focuses on Clara Morrow's chagrin over her husband, Peter's, disappearance. Clara and Peter had agreed to talk things over after living apart for a year. However, Peter neither came back nor explained his failure to appear. Therefore, Clara, accompanied by Gamache, Beauvoir, and their close friend, Myrna, embarks on an odyssey to retrace Peter's steps during the previous twelve months.

The characters in "The Long Way Home" ponder and discuss philosophical questions, such as: What differentiates mediocre from outstanding works of art? How does a relationship survive when one partner is showered with more critical acclaim than the other? If someone's ego is torn down, how can he restore his self-esteem? Penny imbues even fleeting glances, small gestures, and seemingly insignificant utterances with great import. Those who prefer action to ideas might find the book's pace too leisurely. However, loyal readers of this series may welcome the opportunity to learn more about the recurring characters' innermost thoughts. Particularly intriguing are Ruth Zardo, the savage, profane, and brilliant poet, and the aforementioned Myrna Landers, a kindhearted, nurturing, and insightful former psychologist who runs her own bookstore in Three Pines. Ruth, Myrna, and Reine-Marie Gamache are extremely observant and skilled at digging up useful information.

Penny's plot is somewhat flawed by a few implausible and melodramatic elements. On the other hand, the author grabs our attention with an explosive and shocking conclusion that demonstrates how easy it is to misjudge people. She points out that even capable and responsible men and women may make fatal errors in judgment; jealousy can kill; and those foolish enough to seek the unattainable often end up bitter, angry, and frustrated. She suggests that a meaningful existence is tied to the love of our family and friends; an appreciation of nature's beauty; helping those in need; and performing tasks that are satisfying and fulfilling. "The Long Way Home" is funny, tragic, bittersweet, and ultimately quite powerful.
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HASH(0x8df02270) étoiles sur 5 What a disappointment! I had become an avid fan of Louise ... 2 septembre 2014
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What a disappointment! I had become an avid fan of Louise Penny's mysteries, reading all of them over a period of a couple of months. "The Beautiful Mystery" was one of the most remarkable books I have ever read. I simply could not wait for the next book! But -- this??? This book is absolutely awful!! What happened, Louise?? Is there a ghost writer helping you to turn out these books a bit faster (as per James Patterson, or whatever that mystery writer's name is)? It was a disturbing book, in a most UNpleasant sense of the word. It was melodramatic, like a rather ridiculous soap opera, at many points. Gamache was NOT up to snuff; he ought to have remained in retirement, and told Clara to go hire someone to do the job. And killing off a main character (as if there weren't far more than enough drama with each main character, as it is), to use Ruth's language, SUCKED. I wish I'd quit reading after "Beautiful Mystery."
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