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A Return to Three Pines: The Madness of Crowds

During the early months of the pandemic, children all over the world drew rainbows to place in their windows as a sign of hope.

Did you notice these in your neighborhood?

Order Isabel Marks’ Ca Va Bien Aller Window Card here!

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A Return to Three Pines: A Better Man

Social media plays a large part in A Better Man, and, as we all know, there’s a strong community around Louise and her books on Facebook.

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A Return to Three Pines: All the Devils Are Here

The first time Gamache leaves his beloved Canada in the series is in All the Devils Are Here, when he and Reine-Marie visit their children in Paris. 

What did you think of the Parisian setting? Have you ever been to the City of Lights?

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A Return to Three Pines: Glass Houses

In Three Pines, many villagers visit the church, with its stained-glass window, as a place of reflection.

Do you have a special place where you like to be alone with your thoughts? What about your favorite place to read?

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A Return to Three Pines: Kingdom of the Blind

In Louise’s novels, Myrna, a former psychologist from Montreal, finds her way to Three Pines and starts a new life as a bookseller. 

If you could reinvent yourself, what would your ideal career be?

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A Return to Three Pines: The Nature of the Beast

From works by Thoreau to Bill Bryson to Louise Penny, the woods have acted as a character in its own right. 

Tying into our question from The Long Way Home (i.e. bodies of water), which holds more inspiration for you: the woods or the water?

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A Return to Three Pines: A Great Reckoning

Like other mythical places in literature (Shangri La, Xanadu, Narnia, etc.), Three Pines doesn’t appear on any map. However, many of the locations in Louise’s novels are inspired by real places in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.  

Have you ever visited the Eastern Townships? If so, what locations did you see?

Share your photos of your visit to the Eastern Townships with Louise and fellow fans here

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A Return to Three Pines: How the Light Gets In

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As we think about the holiday season in How the Light Gets In, we think about some of our favorite holiday gifts: books! 

Do you give books as gifts? What are some of your favorite books you’ve received as presents?

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A Return to Three Pines: The Long Way Home

Like the St. Lawrence River in The Long Way Home, water is a powerful metaphor throughout literature. 

What bodies of water — lakes, rivers, oceans — speak to you?

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A Return to Three Pines: A Trick of the Light

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Of all of the beloved characters in the series, Ruth has fast become a fan favorite. 

From “I’m F.I.N.E.”, to Rosa the duck, to her insistence that Myrna’s bookstore is actually a library, what are your favorite Ruth moments? 

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