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Gavalda, Anna 1970-

Works: 186 works in 1,136 publications in 29 languages and 8,732 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Humorous stories  Bildungsromans  Young adult works  Drama  Film adaptations  Love stories 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Narrator, Translator, Interviewee
Classifications: PQ2667.A97472, 843.914
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Most widely held works about Anna Gavalda
Most widely held works by Anna Gavalda
Hunting and gathering by Anna Gavalda( Book )

182 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 1,702 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 )

92 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Littérature de jeunesse en langue anglaise
Someone I loved by Anna Gavalda( Book )

154 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 25 languages and held by 1,175 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
I wish someone were waiting for me somewhere by Anna Gavalda( Book )

158 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love stories. Short Stories. Following the publication of Anna Gavalda's international bestseller, HUNTING AND GATHERING, this book introduces us to Anna Gavalda's witty and dazzling collection of stories, I WISH SOMEONE WERE WAITING FOR ME OMEWHERE, together with her heartbreaking and poignant novella, SOMEONE I LOVED I WISH SOMEONE WERE WAITING FOR ME SOMEWHERE explores how a life can be changed irrevocably in just one fateful moment. A pregnant mother's plans for the future unravel at the hospital; a travelling salesman learns the consequences of an almost-missed exit on the motorway in the newspaper the next morning; while a perfect date is spoilt by a single act of thoughtlessness. In those crucial moments Gavalda demonstrates her almost magical skill in conveying love, lust, longing, and loneliness. SOMEONE I LOVED is a hauntingly intimate look at the intolerably painful, yet sometimes valuable consequenc- es that adultery can have on a marriage and the individuals involved. A simple tale, yet long in substance, "Someone I Loved" ends like most great love affairs, forever leaving you wanting just one more moment
Consolation by Anna Gavalda( Book )

82 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 16 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Balanda is a successful architect who is always on the move. But from the moment he hears about the death of the women he once loved - Anouk, the big big hearted mother of a childhood friend - his life begins to unravel until he finds himself on a Paris pavement covered in blood. But fate is not finished with him just yet, because he is given one final chance at happiness with Kate, an enchanting young woman, herself damaged but fearless and in love with life
French leave by Anna Gavalda( Book )

48 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siblings Simon, Garance, and Lola flee a dull family wedding to visit brother Vincent, who is working as a guide at a château in the heart of the charming Tours countryside. For a few hours, they forget about the many demands of adulthood and lose themselves in a day of laughter, teasing, and memories
Billie by Anna Gavalda( Book )

28 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 308 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
Het leven, maar dan beter : twee verhalen by Anna Gavalda( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in French and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het lot brengt vier mensen bij elkaar, die uiteindelijk aan elkaar wennen, elkaar leren kennen, van elkaar gaan houden en gaan leven onder hetzelfde dak. Camille doet 's avonds het huishouden in de werkkamers en tekent graag in haar vrije tijd. Philibert is een jonge aristocraat die bezeten is van de geschiedenis. Hij is verlegen, emotioneel en teruggetrokken en heeft een groot appartement dat in het bezit is van zijn familie. Franck is een kok, hij is mannelijk en zacht en houdt zielsveel van zijn oma, Paulette, een oude, kwetsbare, maar leuke vrouw. Ze leren dat ze samen hun twijfels en verdriet kunnen verzachten, zodat ze door kunnen gaan en hun dromen kunnen laten uitkomen. Ze ontdekken elkaar en begrjpen dat ze samen sterker staan
Pluk de dag by Anna Gavalda( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De band tussen twee zussen en hun beide broers is, ook nu ze dertigers zijn en elkaar weinig zien, hecht gebleven
Je l'aimais by Zabou( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and held by 79 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
La vie en mieux : deux histoires by Anna Gavalda( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie en mieux 1, Mathilde, 2, Yann by Anna Gavalda( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La couverture indique : "Deux histoires. Deux histoires de jeunes gens de notre temps, repus, mais affamés, polis, mais enragés, qui préfèrent encore prendre le risque de se tromper de vie plutôt que de n'en vivre aucune."
Ein geschenkter Tag by Anna Gavalda( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frühling, irgendwo in Frankreich, die Geschwister Simon, Garance und Lola auf dem Weg zu einer Hochzeit: Schon die Autofahrt mündet in einen handfesten Streit mit der Schwägerin. Kurzerhand machen sich die drei aus dem Staub, lassen die gediegene Familienfeier sausen und besuchen stattdessen den Bruder Vincent, der in der Provinz auf einem Schloss in der Touraine lebt. In ihrer heiteren, spritzigen Frühlingslektüre erzählt Anna Gavalda von einer überraschenden Landpartie, die den Geschwistern ein Stück Kindheitsglück zurückgibt
Je voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part by Anna Gavalda( Recording )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in French and German and held by 47 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."
Stoner by John Williams( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born the child of a poor farmer in Missouri, William Stoner is urged by his parents to study new agriculture techniques at the state university. Digging instead into the texts of Milton and Shakespeare, Stoner falls under the spell of the unexpected pleasures of English literature, and decides to make it his life. Stoner is the story of that life
Zusammen ist man weniger allein( Visual )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 37 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:
35 kilo nadezhdy by Anna Gavalda( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Russian and held by 33 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
Glotok svobody : roman by Anna Gavalda( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Russian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il regalo di un giorno by Anna Gavalda( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Anna Gavalda francuska pisarka

Anna Gavalda Frans journalist

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Anna Gavalda French writer

Anna Gavalda giornalista e scrittrice francese

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