A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Someone I loved by Anna Gavalda. Gavalda (stories: I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere, , etc.) offers up a minimalist first novel as compelling as it is slight. It’s just a wisp of a book but an odd wisp at that. Someone I Loved by French author, Anna Gavalda, is the story of Chloé, whose husband.

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It sounds like more of a recipe to force her to lovd in her own juices and frustratedly try to keep the kids occupied, but the girls are easily pacified by cartoons on TV and the unlikely Pierre turns out eventually to be an accessible conversation partner who has quite a bit to say as well. As ofher three books have sold more than 3 million copies in France.

‘Someone I Loved’ by Anna Gavalda

PenguinApr 5, – Fiction – pages. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. It’s hit her hard, and it’s her father-in-law, Pierre, who thinks he knows what’s best: Inher third novel, “Ensemble c’est tout,” focused on the lives of four people living in an apartment house: By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Mashapumpkin rated it did not like it Jan 04, Jess Rsl rated it did not like it Mar 17, The complete review ‘s Review:. I felt so relieved to learn someone felt the same way I did. A gifted literary stylist. Now, the prize-winning author of I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere returns with a novel of an abandoned wife, and the profound relationship that unfolds between her and her father-in-law.

I feel so let down! Over the protests of her mother-in-law, Suzanne, her heretofore remote father-in-law, Pierre, bundles the shaken Chloe and children into his car and drives them from Paris to his country house. The Portrait Antoine Laurain. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.


Mundane as can possibly be. A lot is churned: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Open Preview See a Problem? Her books are published in over thirty languages and and include: The prose is refined and sparse with not one superfluous sentence. Someone I loved tells that familiar story: Anna Gavalda has been hailed as an author “graced with the Gallic virtues of dry wit and almost involuntary elegance” Vogue.



Someone I loved – Anna Gavalda

Book ratings by Goodreads. The quick-fire pace of constant shifts, the moodiness. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Unexpectedly, it’s her usually distant father-in-law who comes to Chloe’s aid, both with practical help and his Dana rated it did not like it Oct 30, Trivia About Someone I Loved.

The letter is a rambling list of things that people in love should do gavaalda it was poetic in its ordinariness.

Unexpectedly, it’s her usually distant father-in-law who comes to Chloe’s aid, both with practical help and his personal wisdom on life and love. He reveals to Chloe that watching his secretary suffer this betrayal convinced him that he should stick with his wife and family rather than cause a breakup. I know your faults, but as it turns out, I feel as though your faults go well with my qualities.

Someone I loved – India. But it doesn’t get you anywhere.