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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He tells her a story of falling in love with a woman while he was married. Is there an online version I could download for free? In retrospect, he has regrets. She thought it was nothing special and did not understand the praise for it either. Translation Reading Challenge — Wrap-up booksaremyfavouriteandbest.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Unexpectedly, it’s her usually distant father-in-law who comes to Chloe’s aid, both with practical help and his personal wisdom on life and love. Review Text ‘Gavalda’s talent for writing and her gift for dialogue make reading her work a delight’ World Literature Today ‘Gavalda sees through ordinary appearances to people’s hidden longings And everything he did disappointed me because he never did it for himself, he did it for you.

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Je l’aimais – Canada. There are lots of issues to be raised.

I think it’s because I have confidence in you, in your thoughts. Mundane as can possibly be.

A little bit each day, with the courage to be yourself, to decide to be happ Someone I loved – UK. While the girls watch cartoons and run around in “You’re a Barbie Girl” sneakers, Chloe and Pierre discover a bond they never knew existed.

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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. An author who deserves to be read by many outside her native France.

The quick-fire pace of constant shifts, the moodiness. 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 care about this old man, or write something fabulously clever. Ich habe sie geliebt – Deutschland.

Short in length, yet long in substance, Someone I Loved ends like most great love affairs, forever leaving you wanting just one more moment. It sounds like more of a recipe to force her to stew in her own juices and frustratedly try to keep the kids occupied, but the gabalda are easily pacified by cartoons on TV and the unlikely Pierre turns out eventually to be an accessible conversation partner who has quite a bit to say as well. I was getting a bit bored with Gavaldas writing style in this one so it was kind of hard for me to get lloved it.

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Anna Gavalda has been hailed as an author “graced with the Gallic virtues of dry wit and almost involuntary elegance” Vogue. Are there lessons here? Gavalda isn’t one for colour commentary, she throws the dialogue on the page, offering a transcript of the spoken words with only hints of inflection and mood.

But now, I feel much better: Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. Intense and immediate as a late-night conversation between lovers, this should draw readers to the bestselling Gavalda. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs.


While working as French teacher in high school, a collection of her short stories was first published in under the title “Je voudrais que quelqu’un m’attende quelque part” that met with both critical acc Anna Gavalda is a French teacher and award-winning novelist.

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. As the days go on and the hours get later, it becomes apparent that Pierre is filled with regret over losing the one woman he ever truly loved “Every day you have to fight a bit. Book ratings by Goodreads.


I feel like I’m stirring a huge cauldron Letting the spoken words stand on their own. Whatever the motivation, this part of the story delivers ooved best bit of writing — a letter that Pierre receives from a friend.

While working as French teacher in high school, a collection of her short stories was first published in under the title “Je voudrais que quelqu’un m’attende quelque part” that met with both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling more than three-quarters of a million copies in her native France and winning the “Grand Prix RTL-Lire. Over the protests of her mother-in-law, Suzanne, her heretofore remote father-in-law, Pierre, bundles the shaken Chloe and children into his car and drives them from Paris to his country house.