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Valérie Perrin

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Valérie Perrin

Valérie Perrin is a photographer and screenwriter who works with Claude Lelouch. Her first novel, Les Oubliés du Dimanche, as won numerous prizes, including the 2016 Lire Élire and Poulet-Malassis prizes.

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  • “If you are looking for a story that you will not quickly forget, try this one.”
    — Bibliophile By The Sea, Oct 19 2020
  • “It’s a glorious read. Touching, thought provoking, taut: a tribute our power to heal. Another must read.” Read the full review on
    —, Sep 12 2020
  • “French novelist Valerie Perrin has created a story representative of many girls and women trapped by social and financial circumstances, victims who they think they have no way out yet who are resilient and accomplished without realizing it.”
    — The Winnipeg Free Press, Aug 29 2020
  • “The story fluctuates between extremes with stylish elegance. It is melancholic and yet ebullient...What may on the surface of it appear gloomy and morose, in Perrin’s hands is an appealing indulgence in nature, food and drink, and, above all, friendships.”
    — The Guardian, Jul 20 2020
  • “Fans of Elizabeth Berg will enjoy this thoughtful take on the inner life of an unforgettable woman.”
    — Booklist, Jun 1 2020
  • “Perrin’s English-language debut is a tender and poignant exploration of love, loss, and redemption.”
    — Publishers Weekly, May 13 2020
  • “Colorful and highly enjoyable.”
    — Kirkus Reviews, Apr 1 2020
  • ★“Savor every page of Valérie Perrin’s irresistible novel, which, despite its deaths, betrayals, and affairs, is a triumphant celebration of life and love.”
    — ForeWord Reviews, Mar 2 2020
  • “It’s such a great story about love, loss, grief.”
    — Literary Hoarders, Jan 20 2020


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