Valerie Perrin is a photographer and screenwriter who works with Claude Lelouch. Her first novel, Les Oublies du Dimanche, has won numerous prizes, including the 2016 Lire Elire and Poulet-Malassis prizes.
A beautiful, intensely atmospheric bittersweet dream of a book. -- Matt Haig Valerie Perrin's delightful Fresh Water for Flowers is a funny and moving story of one woman's belief that everything will turn out right. * Stylist * The story fluctuates between extremes with stylish elegance. It is melancholic and yet ebullient...What may on the surface of it appear gloomy and morose, in Perrin's hands is an appealing indulgence in nature, food and drink, and, above all, friendships. * The Guardian * A tender and poignant exploration of love, loss, and redemption. * Publishers Weekly * A triumphant celebration of life and love. * ForeWord Reviews * Breathtaking. * Unidivers * A bad, bad, bad case of love at first read. This is a splendid, moving book. * C'est au programma * An insightful novel, a book whose droll and endearing characters will bring you from tears to laughter. -- Michel Bussi The balance between laughter and tears is spot on. * Lire * Thundering applause. And, believe us, the word 'thunder' is not too strong. * La Marseillese *