Hunting and Gathering. Anna Gavalda, Author, Alison Anderson, Translator, trans. from the French by Alison Anderson. Riverhead $16 (p). Gavalda, Anna, –. [Ensemble, c’est tout. English]. Hunting and gathering / Anna Gavalda ; translated by Alison Anderson.—1st Riverhead trade paperback . In , Hunting and Gathering was, along with The Da Vinci Code or Harry Potter 5, one of those books you kept seeing in the Paris metro.

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They offer her a very small room in the attic of an old building near the Eiffel Gatering, in Paris when she ends up sleeping on their doorstep one night.

It was an okay read and more like a beach read: Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. CamilleFranckPhilibertPaulette. I’m going to read this book again.

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You don’t have to understand. In the book there is no mistaking them. Neither of these two highly necessary parts of the book development came out in the film. The page book is a bestseller in France and has been translated into English as Hunting and Gathering. The amd half other than the syrupy epilogue is not bad but simply very run-of-the-mill.

Oct 18, ellen rated it it was amazing. And since after the first pages or so it was mainly his and Camille’s story I had to force myself to keep reading as humting middle dragged on.


One day you feel like dying and the next you realize all you had to do was go down a few stairs to find the light switch so you could see things a bit more clearly.

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The finale has the story tied up in a bow so neat that a part of me gvaalda wanted one final devastating catastrophe to make its way into the last paragraph and blow the feel-good apart.

Something else she and I have in common. Only much later, in long monologues, will Franck anja Camille reveal their troubled pasts. Referred to by Voici magazine as “a distant descendant of Dorothy Parker”, Anna Gavalda was born in an upper-class suburb of Paris. She was able to make each character whole. Be the first to discover new talent! I won’t say what it is because I don’t want to give it away, but let’s just say someone special to her in the novel opens up and she can’t even say a few lousy words.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The characters are nuanced and flawed enough to feel believable the language issues that inevitably mar all translated work are evident here as well, but acceptableand the story hints at enough darkness to keep it interesting.

Trivia About Hunting and Gathe She’s not out to find herself a man, or even the right pair of high heels.


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I don’t like that This book. The characters’ manner of speaking is so different from Americans and refreshing. Gatherign keep hearing how the movie is far better. Gut dieses Stilmittel wird ab ca. While working as French teacher in high school, a collection of gavxlda 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.

One day you feel like dying and the next you realize all you had to do gatherin go down a few stairs to fi It was an okay read and more like a beach read: That, to me, didn’t really reflect good technique hunnting far as writing is concerned.

It was flawed, but still one of the best I’ll read this year. He says it will ruin the fragile equilibrium between him and Philibert so he decides to find another place and move out as soon as possible. She decides to take care of Paulette and she does it because she is not selfish.