Everything Happens Today is funny, moving, generous and exhilarating. It will enchant young adults who see themselves in the story as well as adult readers who will be captured by the deeply sympathetic characters and the acute feel for the way we live now. Most readers will want it never to be over.
from Moffie I have been thrown into hell; herded into the Defence Force, into the abattoir of its border war like an animal to slaughter, with no say over my own destiny. Forced to kill people I don’t know, for a cause I don’t believe in.
Collected from a popular Washington Post column of the same name, Second Readings is an incisive and entertaining look at the career and times of an esteemed critic and the venerable books that shaped him.
Winner of the 2010 Prix Goncourt for the Novella From Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, acclaimed author of The Most Beautiful Book in the World and The Woman with the Bouquet, comes another collection of richly imagined narratives that consolidate his position as a master of the novella.
A bestseller in France and Germany and published in over twenty-six languages, Anna Gavalda’s French Leave is a heartfelt adventure that tells the story of four siblings in search of the happiness they knew as children.