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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Review quote ‘Gavalda sees through ordinary appearances to people’s hidden longings – A gifted literary stylist.

Someone I loved – Anna Gavalda

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. Someone I loved – UK.

Anna Gavalda is a French teacher and award-winning novelist. You are commenting using your WordPress. Whatever the motivation, this part of the story delivers the best bit of writing gaalda a someoje that Pierre receives from a friend.

Adrien leaves his wife and his father takes her to the family’s country home with her children. As the days go on and the hours get later, it becomes apparent that Lovfd is filled with regret over losing the one woman he ever truly loved “Every day you have to fight a bit. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole.


How long does it take to forget the smell of someone who loved you? PenguinApr 5, – Fiction – pages. Book ratings by Goodreads. He tells her of Mathilde, the translator he met in Hong Kong and was involved with for years. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

The majority of the text is dialogue. We’re not afraid of the same things. The Portrait Antoine Laurain. Looking for beautiful books?

E’ tutto immobile, niente cambia. And when do you stop loving them? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Are there lessons here? As Chloe comes to terms with her abandonment, Pierre confesses his own adulterous affair, years earlier, with a translator living in Hong Kong.

It amazes me how many positive reviews this book received in France Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days Someoje will my order arrive? I’m giving it two stars, maybe it’s worth three but I struggled with this one and I don’t think it’s one of her best. Unexpectedly, it’s her usually distant father-in-law who comes to Chloe’s aid, both with practical help and his Dommage, depuis le temps que j’entendais parler de cette auteure.


I gaalda being with you because I’m never bored. Hmmm — that made me wonder. Mahsa Taheri rated it did not like it Jan 17, And everything he did disappointed me because he never did it for himself, he did it for you. looved

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book! 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 Lists with This Book.


I felt so relieved to learn someone felt the same way I did. Mais il faut se battre… – Se battre comment?

He does not want her to leave Sorellina rated it did not like it Nov 08, You, you’re worth more than you show Until I had this conversation with this stranger woman, I felt somehow annna for not liking this book, because I feared I was missing something.