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French Leave - by Anna Gavalda (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 144

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Family Life

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Europa Editions

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Siblings

Author: Anna Gavalda

Language: English

TCIN: 76379008
UPC: 9781609455118
Item Number (DPCI): 248-63-7818


Praise for Anna Gavalda

"Both stories have a sentimental streak, but Ms. Gavalda, a best-selling author in her native France, puts them across with charm." --The New York Times

"Gavalda's writing is engaging and lyrical." --World Literature Today

"Gavalda writes warm-hearted fiction, with plenty of culture, emotion and thoughtfulness." --The Telegraph (UK)

"With writing this beautiful and charming, and heartbreakingly sincere, Gavalda makes the journey well worth the effort." --The Cedar Rapids Gazette

"A comedy of happiness that will delight readers." --La Croix

"With French Leave, Gavalda once again demonstrates her delightful uniqueness and buoyancy. Infinitely charming with dialogue that sparkles like fire." --Madame Figaro

"[Like Anne Tyler and Nick Hornby] Anna Gavalda has the ability to create intelligent dramas with a witty sideline in banter-driven dialogue...Her stock in trade is the endearing oddball." --The Independent (UK)

"The qualities that make Anna Gavalda unique include precision, tenderness for her characters, a sense of detail, an intoxicating mix of nostalgia, and a capacity for joy." --Le Figaro

"Laugh-out-loud funny." --Shelf Awareness

"Gavalda's sparkling impertinence and her childlike joie de vivre are irresistible." --Marie Claire (France)

"Gavalda delivers all the elements that seem to be lacking in our current reality: lightheartedness, humor and tenderness."--L'Ind�pendant

"This jaunty novella, a best seller in France and Germany, is a toast to the moment in time." --The New York Times

"A sensitive, delicate, funny, immensely readable story...Billie is a revelation!" --Olivia de Lamberterie, France 2

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