Armand Gamache looked down at his plate. Empty. All the wonderful food gone. He was sure it must have been delicious, but he couldn’t remember eating a single bite.
After a dessert of raspberry and chocolate mousse they went home.
Everyone, except Ruth, cleared the table while Gabri took Olivier’s trifle out of the fridge, with its layers of ladyfingers, custard, fresh whipped cream, and brandy-infused jam.
“The love that dares not speak its name,” Gabri whispered as he cradled it in his arms.
“How many calories, do you think?” asked Clara.
“Don’t ask,” said Olivier.
“Don’t tell,” said Myrna.
The Real Place Archive
In 2015, we (virtually) visited some of the real places that inspired Louise Penny in writing the Inspector Gamache series. Every two weeks we posted a new essay, photos, and opened a discussion about a real place that is the inspiration behind a fictional place in each of the books. The archive of the place and discussion for HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN can be found in The Real Place Archive page.
The Re-Read Archive
In 2014, we hosted a re-read of the Inspector Gamache series, books 1–10, guided by questions from longtime Gamache fans and guest bloggers. We have an ongoing discussion currently underway in The Bistro, and you can find the archive of the re-read for HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN in The Re-Read Archive pages, which includes a video from Louise.