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Minotaur Books is pleased to invite you to join us in exploring creative works of cultural significance from the world of Three Pines. We’re showcasing a cultural inspiration from each of the books as we prepare for the August 29th release of the new book, GLASS HOUSES. More: pre-order the new book | about Louise Penny | find out more

Now Discussing: July 19 – August 1, 2017

Cultural Inspirations from The Long Way Home (Book 10)

Gamache kept his large hand splayed over the cover of the book, forcing it shut as though trapping the story inside.

Then he lifted his hand and showed it to [Clara], but when she reached out for it, Gamache drew it back. Not far, barely noticeable. But far enough.

“The Balm in Gilead,” she read the title, and searched her memory. “There’s a book called Gilead. I read it a few years ago. By Marilynne Robinson. Won the Pulitzer.”

“Not the same,” Gamache assured her. . . .

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Surprised by Joy: The Cultural Inspirations of Three Pines

Every two weeks we will reveal a new cultural inspiration from the world of Three Pines. We’ll have a post and an area open for discussion.

Chief Inspector Gamache, Books 1–12

  • Still Life, by Louise Penny
  • A Fatal Grace, by Louise Penny
  • The Cruelest Month, by Louise Penny
  • A Rule Against Murder, by Louise Penny
  • The Brutal Telling, by Louise Penny
  • Bury Your Dead, by Louise Penny
  • A Trick of the Light, by Louise Penny
  • The Beautiful Mystery, by Louise Penny
  • How the Light Gets In, by Louise Penny
  • The Long Way Home, by Louise Penny
  • The Nature of the Beast, by Louise Penny
  • A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny