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Gavalda, Anna 1970-

Works: 199 works in 1,321 publications in 32 languages and 9,214 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction  Drama  Bildungsromans  Young adult works  Film adaptations  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Narrator, Translator, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PS3545.I5286, 843.92
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Most widely held works about Anna Gavalda
Most widely held works by Anna Gavalda
95 pounds of hope by Anna Gavalda( Book )

105 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his first day, school had been torture for Gregory and it got progressively worse, until he was expelled in eighth grade, but through all his difficulties, Gregory could count on support from his grandfather, until his grandfather became ill and needed support from Gregory
Someone I loved by Anna Gavalda( Book )

172 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 25 languages and held by 1,187 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 )

188 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 22 languages and held by 1,097 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 )

87 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 17 languages and held by 954 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
Hunting and gathering by Anna Gavalda( Book )

37 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 926 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
French leave by Anna Gavalda( Book )

76 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 745 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
Ensemble, c'est tout by Anna Gavalda( Book )

60 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une histoire d'amour entre quatre éclopés de la vie : Camille Fauque a 26 ans et une enfance pourrie, Philippert Marquet de la Durbellière est un héritier distingué, Franck Lestafier un cuisinier hors pair, un peu faraud, dont la mère, Paulette Lestafier, se laisse mourir dans une maison de retraite. Ou comment ce qui n'aurait jamais dû arriver arriva
Billie by Anna Gavalda( Book )

41 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman, waiting for help after a nasty fall in the mountains, tells the stars her life story
Het leven, maar dan beter : twee verhalen by Anna Gavalda( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 240 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
Ensemble, c'est tout by Anna Gavalda( Visual )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in French and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een kunstenares, die met schoonmaken de kost verdient, maakt via haar excentrieke benedenbuurman kennis met diens humeurige huisgenoot
Zusammen ist man weniger allein : Roman by Anna Gavalda( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En halvsenil gammel dame, en lømmel af en kok, en aristokrat med sociale hæmninger og en anorektisk pige finder sammen i et fællesskab, hvor de både støtter og udvikler hinanden
Pluk de dag by Anna Gavalda( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 98 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 )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and held by 81 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
Zusammen ist man weniger allein : Roman by Anna Gavalda( Book )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een groepje uiteenlopende eenlingen tracht gezamenlijk in een leefgemeenschap in Parijs zich door het leven te slaan
La vie en mieux : deux histoires by Anna Gavalda( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 60 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."
Stoner by John Williams( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 47 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
Je voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part by Anna Gavalda( Recording )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in French and held by 44 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."
Zusammen ist man weniger allein( Visual )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 42 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:
Des vies en mieux : Billie, Mathilde et Yann by Anna Gavalda( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billie a 13 ans. Elle n'a connu que les coups et la misère. Un matin, en classe, elle découvre "On ne badine pas avec l'amour" d'Alfred de Musset et l'amitié. Sa vie va changer. Mathilde a 24 ans. Un jour, elle oublie son sac à main dans un café. Un homme le lui rend la semaine suivante et, à cause de cet homme justement, elle décide de changer de vie. Yann a 26 ans. Un soir, il rend service à son voisin de palier qui l'invite à dîner pour le remercier. Au cours de cette soirée, il réalise que sa vie n'a aucun intérêt et qu'il doit tout recommencer.Trois prénoms. Trois histoires. Trois jeunes gens d'aujourd'hui, déterminés et courageux, qui préfèrent encore se tromper de vie plutôt que de n'en vivre aucune
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95 pounds of hope
Alternative Names
Anna Gavalda francouzská spisovatelka a novinářka

Anna Gavalda francuska pisarka

Anna Gavalda Frans journalist

Anna Gavalda Frans journaliste

Anna Gavalda französische Schriftstellerin und Journalistin

Anna Gavalda French writer

Anna Gavalda giornalista e scrittrice francese

Ġāfāldā, Ānā 1970-

Ġāfaldā, Ānnā 1970-

Gāvāldā, Ānā, 1970-

Gavaldà, Anna

Gavaldah, Anah 1970-

Ghāfāldā, Anā 1970-

Анна Гавалда

Анна Гавальда

Анна Гавальда французская писательница

Гавальда, Анна 1970-

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גאבאלדה, אנה

גבלדה, אנה 1970-

גוואלדה, אנה

גולדה, אנה

آنا گاوالدا ژورنالیست و نویسنده فرانسوی

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ئاننا گاڤالدا

گاوالدا، آنا

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आना गाभाल्दा

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