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 30th release of the new book, GLASS HOUSES. More: order the new book | about Louise Penny | find out more

Now Discussing: MARCH 14 – 27, 2017

A Cultural Inspiration from Still Life (Book 1)

“In the bedroom Clara picked up the well-worn book beside Jane’s bed, C.S. Lewis’s, Surprised by Joy. It smelled of Floris.”

— from Still Life

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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