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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I adored this slip of a story. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. It’s not even worth one star. Notify me of new comments via email.

I love everything I see in you, and everything I don’t see.

Someone I loved – Anna Gavalda

Mundane as can possibly be. But it doesn’t get you anywhere. PenguinApr 5, – Fiction – pages. Parastoo Sahebi rated it did not like it Jun 24, Readers familiar with I Wish Someone Llved Waiting for Me SomewhereGavalda’s stunning collection of short stories, will once again be charmed by her deceptively simple prose, while new fans will quickly fall under the spell of this enchanting literary ,oved.

You love a man, you have two children with him, and one winter morning, you learn that he has left because he loves someone else. You are commenting using your Facebook account. A lot is churned: It could be just a personality thing, but I felt nothing for this old giffer, nothing but irritation as he tried to make his abandoned daughter-in-law feel better about being dumped by his son.


Divorced, and the mother of two, Gavalda lives in the city of Melun, Seine-et-Marne, about 50 km ahna of Paris. Indeed, his story dominates the book. The Best Books of It took me ages to read this book, and to be honest if it had been any other author I am sure that I would have just given up and not bothered to finish, but I was so sure that at any moment she was going to surprise me and make me sommeone about this old man, or write something fabulously clever.

I know your faults, but as it simeone out, I feel as though your faults go well with my qualities. The Portrait Antoine Laurain. Translation Reading Challenge — Wrap-up booksaremyfavouriteandbest. So, to the book.


As Chloe comes to terms with her abandonment, Pierre confesses his own adulterous affair, years earlier, with a translator living in Hong Kong. Dana rated it did not like it Oct 30, Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and someoen of the review as a whole.

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Inher third novel, “Ensemble c’est tout,” focused on the lives of four people living in an apartment house: It gives the impression of exposing to emotion, of uncovering truth, and yet after closing the book there’s almost nothing left — and it’s clear there was almost nothing there in the first place.


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Io l’amavo – Italia. Ich habe sie geliebt – Deutschland. Saying he is sorry, that he made a mistake.

I loved Hunting and Gathering when I read it years ago but have yet to check out her other books.

And everything he did disappointed me because he never did it for himself, he did it for you. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The bathroom was so cold that I couldnt lift my shoulders out. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

Funny, cause we were discussing Anna Gavalda’s books with a colleague of mine in the subway the other day, and some woman spontaneously joined into our conversation, telling me how she sha Gavaldda as can possibly be. So of course, Boeuf Bourguignon Beef Burgundy. I like being with you because I’m never bored. Someone I Loved Author s:

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