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Anna Gavalda

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Anna Gavalda

Born in Paris in 1970, Anna Gavalda published her first work, I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere, a critically acclaimed collection of short stories that sold a half a million copies in her native , in 1999. She has since published three novels, all of which have been bestsellers across

Europe . Her novel Hunting and Gathering was made into a film starring Audrey Tatou and Daniel Auteil.  

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  • "Life, Only Better is indeed that: slices of life with the richness of experience turned up."
    — World Literature Today, May 6 2016
  • To be in your mid-twenties today often means being at a crossroads: the time between adventure and adulthood, between carelessness and commitment. In French author Anna Gavalda’s new work, “Life, Only Better,” (Europa, $17.00) this tumultuous time is on full display...
    — Laura Farmer Reviews, Nov 27 2015
  • In “Mathilde,” one of the two novellas that make up this book, a 24-year-old lives with twin sisters and works as a negative commenter on various websites. Her anonymous comments send site owners running to her brother-in-law to improve their web presence.
    — New York Times, Nov 25 2015
  • The story begins as Billie, the novel’s narrator and namesake, lies injured near the bottom of a rocky ravine in France’s Cevennes National Park. Beside her is Franck, a fellow misfit and her best friend, who is delirious with pain after their tumble. It is, of course, entirely...
    — Aug 23 2015
  • With August just beginning, we have plenty of summer ahead of us to settle into a comfortable deck chair and read a good book before heading back indoors this autumn. Grab a chair and join me for a list of my good reads. Perhaps you’ll find a book here that sparks your interest.
    — Aug 1 2015
  • Playing hooky from their everyday lives, three thirtyish siblings ditch a stuffy wedding to drop in on their brother, a tour guide at a chateau in the French countryside. They are: a young woman unsure of practicing law just as she is about to take the bar; a newly divorced...
    — May 20 2011
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    — Apr 21 2011
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    — Feb 21 2011


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