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Gavalda, Anna 1970-

Overview
Works: 409 works in 1,659 publications in 25 languages and 10,243 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Humorous fiction  Short stories  Novels  Short stories, French 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Contributor, Translator, Author of introduction, Narrator, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PZ7.G2347, 843.92
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Hunting and gathering by Anna Gavalda( Book )

132 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the captivating, funny, tenderly ironic story of a collection of misfits in contemporary Paris? a near-anorexic artist, a chef, his granny, and a sad-sack aristocrat? who together become something more than the sum of their parts and make for a perfect novel. Camille is doing her best to disappear. She barely eats, works at night as a cleaner, and lives in a tiny attic room. Philibert Marquet de La Durbellière is a stammering, erudite aristocrat who sells postcards outside a museum. One evening, he overcomes his own excruciating reticence to rescue Camille, unconscious, from her freezing garret, and install her in the large, ornate apartment he is caretaking downstairs. He already has an unlikely flatmate, the foul-mouthed, talented working-class young chef, Franck. Together, this curious, damaged quartet may be able to face the world
95 pounds of hope by Anna Gavalda( Book )

78 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the first day, school had always been torture for Grégoire, but his expulsion from school in sixth grade allows him to find his own path and deal with his parents' fights and his beloved grandfather's illness
I wish someone were waiting for me somewhere by Anna Gavalda( Book )

155 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With arresting naturalism and a lively variety of perspectives, Gavalda writes simply of human beings longing to connect. Gavalda, "a gifted literary stylist" (Vogue), has a knack for capturing our inner as well as our outer dialogues with perfect pitch, evoking reflection, pain, and laughter in equal measure. The stories in I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere are as wicked as they are insightful, as stylish as they are sparse, as fiercely unsentimental as they are emotionally wrought."--BOOK JACKET
French leave by Anna Gavalda( Book )

65 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I hadn't even sat down yet, one buttock still hovering, my hand on the car door, and already my sister-in-law was on the attack: At last! Didnt you hear the horn? We've been waiting here for ten minutes! Good morning, I replied. On the car journey to a family wedding, Garance reflects on how adult life, with its disappointments and responsibilities, has not always gone to plan for herself or her three siblings. But just around the corner lies the chance for them to revisit their younger, carefree selves in a delightfully unplanned escapade
Je l'aimais by Anna Gavalda( Book )

121 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Adrian leaves his wife Chloé and their two little girls, Adrian's father tries to bring comfort to the distraught family
Billie by Anna Gavalda( Book )

37 editions published between 2013 and 2019 in 12 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of two young people, Billie and Franck, who, as the story opens, are trapped in a gorge in the Cevennes Mountains. With darkness encroaching, their situation is dire, and Billie begins to tell stories from their lives in order to survive. In alternating episodes, the novel moves between recollections of the two characters' childhoods and their dreadful predicament. Franck's life has been impacted by a childhood spent with a perennially unemployed father who toyed with Christian extremism and a mother aestheticized by antidepressants. A bright kid, Franck's future was menaced at every turn by the bigotry around him. Billie's abiding wish as an adult is to avoid ever having to come into contact with her family again. To escape from her abusive and alcohol-addled family, she was willing to do anything and everything. The wounds have not entirely healed
Someone I loved by Anna Gavalda( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A woman is abandoned by her husband. Shaken by the betrayal, she and her two children are taken to the most unexpected of places to heal: the country farm of her remote and diffident father-in-law. What unfolds between them is a relationship that changes both their lives - one that transforms their notion of family and encourages a better understanding of each other and the choices of the heart." "With this deceptively simple novel Anna Gavalda delivers a romance about the unpredictability of love, the toll it takes on its victims - both innocent and guilty - and the unanticipated resilience of its survivors."--Jacket
La consolante by Anna Gavalda( Book )

40 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Balanda, 47 ans, architecte à Paris, apprend incidemment la mort d'une femme qu'il a connue quand il était enfant, et adolescent. Il déchire la lettre et la jette dans la poubelle de la cuisine. Quand il relève son pied de la pédale et que le couvercle retombe, clac, il a l'impression d'avoir refermé, à temps, une espèce de boîte de Pandore, et, puisqu'il est devant l'évier, s'asperge le visage en gémissant. Retourne ensuite vers les autres. Vers la vie. Se sent mieux déjà. Allez ... c'est fini. C'est fini, tu comprends? Le problème, c'est que non, il ne comprend pas. Et il n'y retourne pas, vers la vie. Il perd l'appétit, le sommeil, abandonne plans et projets et va essayer de comprendre pourquoi tour se fissure en lui; et autour de lui. Commence alors un long travail de deuil au bout duquel il est obligé de se rendre à l'évidence : l'échelle de cette vie-ci est illisible et il faut tout rebâtir
Consolation by ANNA GAVALDA( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heartbreaking, unusual story about one man, two remarkable women and an unforgettable transvestite. A 47-year-old successful architect hears about the death of a woman, whom he once loved and his life starts to unravel. Charles seems to have everything, but turns his back on the present to go in search of her past and his childhood
Fendre l'armure by Anna Gaval'da( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in French and Russian and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Et de sourire enfin me permettait de pleurer enfin. Pas de la petite larmichette amère comme à l'instant d'avant ou au café le matin même, mais de bonnes grosses larmes bien rondes, bien grasses et bien chaudes. Du corps qui lâche. De la dureté qui cède. Du chagrin qui fond." [Source : rabat 1ère de couverture]
Life, only better by Anna Gavalda( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathilde is twenty-four. She has abandoned her studies in art history in lieu of a menial job and lives in a house she shares with twin sisters. One day she forgets her bag in a café and a week later an unknown man returns it to her. Following this encounter, Mathilde decides to throw caution to the wind and change her life entirely. Yann is twenty-six, a university graduate, unemployed. There may be better days ahead. Perhaps. While waiting for them, he works as a sales assistant in a home appliances store. He wouldn't say he is unhappy. But sometimes when he is crossing a bridge over the Seine River at night, he imagines jumping. One day he does a favor for one of his neighbors and is asked to stay for dinner as thanks. The following morning Yann throws caution to the wind and decides to change his life entirely
La vie en mieux : deux histoires by Anna Gavalda( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in French and Chinese and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathilde a 24 ans. Elle a abandonné ses études d'histoire de l'art pour un petit boulot sans intérêt et vit en colocation avec deux soeurs jumelles. Elle dit qu'elle est heureuse, mais est toujours obligée de boire pour s'en souvenir. Un jour, elle oublie son sac à main dans un café. Un homme le lui rend la semaine suivante. Plusieurs mois plus tard et à cause de cet homme justement, elle envoie tout balader et décide de changer de vie. Yann a 26 ans. Il est aussi diplômé qu'on puisse l'être, mais n'a pas trouvé de travail. En attendant des jours meilleurs, il est vendeur dans un magasin d'électroménager Hi-Tech. Il vit en couple avec Mélanie et ne dit pas qu'il est malheureux, mais souvent, quand il traverse la Seine, il s'imagine qu'il saute et se voit en noyé. Un soir, alors qu'il est seul, il rend service à son voisin de palier. Pour le remercier ce dernier l'invite à dîner. Le lendemain matin, il envoie tout balader et décide de changer de vie
Het leven, maar dan beter : twee verhalen by Anna Gavalda( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee verhalen over mensen die een nieuw leven beginnen
Hunting and gathering = Ensemble, c'est tout by Claude Berri( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een kunstenares, die met schoonmaken de kost verdient, maakt via haar excentrieke benedenbuurman kennis met diens humeurige huisgenoot
Alles Glück kommt nie : Roman by Anna Gavalda( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Balanda, 47, ist ein erfolgreicher Architekt und glücklich mit seinem Leben. Bis er einen Brief bekommt, in dem nur drei Worte stehen: "Anouk ist tot." Von da an ist nichts mehr, wie es war. Denn Anouk ist nicht nur seine große Liebe gewesen, sie war eine wunderbare Frau, und ihr Sohn, der hochbegabte Alexis, war sein Freund, bis ... Was damals geschah, lässt Charles nicht mehr los. Er begibt sich auf Spurensuche und merkt, dass er sich eigentlich nach einem ganz anderen Leben sehnt. Wieder einmal beglückt uns Anna Gavalda mit einer wunderbaren Geschichte von atemberaubendem Realismus - ein Feuerwerk an witzigen Dialogen und unvergesslichen Szenen
Helemaal gelukkig word je nooit by Anna Gavalda( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als een architect hoort dat een vroegere buurvrouw voor wie hij een zwak had, is overleden, raakt hij uit zijn doen
Je l'aimais by Zabou Breitman( Visual )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nadat haar man haar heeft verlaten, verblijft een jonge moeder met haar twee kinderen bij haar schoonvader, die haar onthullingen doet over zijn leven en over de enige vrouw die hij ooit liefhad
Des vies en mieux : Billie, Mathilde et Yann by Anna Gavalda( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in French and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathilde a 24 ans. Elle a abandonné ses études pour un boulot sans intérêt et vit en colocation avec deux autres filles. Elle dit qu’elle est heureuse, mais est toujours obligée de boire pour s’en souvenir. Un jour, elle oublie son sac à main dans un café. Un homme le lui rend la semaine suivante. Quelques mois plus tard, et à cause de cet homme justement, elle décide de changer de vie. [babelio.com]
35 kilos of hope by Anna Gavalda( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the first day, school had always been torture for Gregory, but his expulsion from school in sixth grade allows him to find his own path and deal with his parents' fights and his beloved grandfather's illness. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
Zusammen ist man weniger allein by Anna Gavalda( Visual )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine weltfremde Putzfrau (Audrey Tautou) mit Zeichentalent wirbelt als neue Mitbewohnerin die friedliche Pariser Männer-WG bestehend aus einem stotternden Historiker (Laurent Stocker) und einem schürzenjagenden Koch (Guillaume Canet) durcheinander. Dazu kommen noch eine vitale Seniorin (Françoise Bertin) auf der Flucht vor dem Altenheim und Alltagsprobleme wie Älterwerden, Scheidungen, Einsamkeit, Liebeskummer - eben das ganz normale Chaos ... In einem turbulenten, mal aufreibenden, mal fröhlichen Prozess, lernen die vier aufeinander zuzugehen und füreinander da zu sein - und entdecken so, dass es zusammen viel leichter ist, Träume wahr werden zu lassen. (Quelle: www.books.ch)
 
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Anna Gavalda écrivaine française

Anna Gavalda escriptora francesa

Anna Gavalda escritora francesa

Anna Gavalda francouzská spisovatelka a novinářka

Anna Gavalda francuska pisarka

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Anna Gavalda fransk skönlitterär författare

Anna Gavalda französische Schriftstellerin und Journalistin

Anna Gavalda French writer

Anna Gavalda giornalista e scrittrice francese

Anna Gavalda Prantsusmaa kirjanik

Anna Gavalda ranskalainen kirjailija

Anna Gavalda scriitoare franceză

Anna Gavaldaová francouzská spisovatelka a novinářka

Ġāfāldā, Ānā 1970-

Ġāfaldā, Ānnā 1970-

Gavalda A.

Gāvāldā, Ānā 1970-

Gavaldà, Anna

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Ghāfāldā, Anā 1970-

Анна Гавалда

Анна Гавальда

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Гавальда Анна

Гавальда, Анна 1970-

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آنا قاوالدا

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安娜·加瓦尔达

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