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Gavalda, Anna 1970-

Works: 221 works in 1,433 publications in 32 languages and 9,755 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction  Drama  Bildungsromans  Young adult works  Film adaptations  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Translator, Narrator, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PS3545.I5286, 843.914
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Hunting and gathering by Anna Gavalda( Book )

175 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 22 languages and held by 1,586 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 )

118 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 1,431 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
Someone I loved by Anna Gavalda( Book )

179 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 25 languages and held by 1,188 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 21 languages and held by 1,064 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 )

92 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 940 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
French leave by Anna Gavalda( Book )

63 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 699 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 )

42 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 481 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 )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 267 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
Ein geschenkter Tag by Anna Gavalda( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 146 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: einen geschenkten Tag, fernab von Small Talk und Förmlichkeiten, voller Erinnerungen - und ohne nervende Schwägerin
Ensemble, c'est tout = Hunting and gathering by Claude Berri( Visual )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in French and held by 112 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 )

42 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4 Aussenseiter bilden eine seltsame Wohngemeinschaft am Fuss des Eiffelturms. Sie leben zusammen und sind doch isoliert, weil jeder darauf bedacht ist, eine individuelle Fassade zum Verstecken der eigenen Wunden und Ängste aufrechtzuerhalten - bis einer es wagt, seine Hilfe anzubieten
La vie en mieux : deux histoires by Anna Gavalda( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in French and Chinese and held by 97 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 sœurs 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. []
Fendre l'armure by Anna Gavalda( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 91 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 1e de couverture.]
Pluk de dag by Anna Gavalda( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 84 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 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Je l'aimais is gebaseerd op de gelijknamige roman van Anna Gavalda. Pierre deelt in één nacht, het grote geheim dat hem al twintig jaar achtervolgt, met zijn mooie dochter Chloé. Een geheim dat betrekking heeft op hemzelf, zijn tegenstrijdigheden, zijn keuzes, zijn rol als man en zijn gebreken. Het geheim van de liefde voor Mathilde, waarvoor hij niet alles heeft opgegeven, omdat hij koos voor een veiligere en bekendere weg. In één nacht krijgen we alles te weten over een man die niet durfde
La vie en mieux 1, Mathilde, 2, Yann by Anna Gavalda( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 65 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 )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 52 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 49 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."
I wish someone were waiting for me somewhere by Anna Gavalda( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Someone I loved: 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
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:
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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

Anna Gavalda Frans journaliste

Anna Gavalda französische Schriftstellerin und Journalistin

Anna Gavalda French writer

Anna Gavalda giornalista e scrittrice francese

Anna Gavalda ranskalainen kirjailija

Anna Gavalda scriitoare franceză

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95 pounds of hopeSomeone I lovedI wish someone were waiting for me somewhereConsolationFrench leaveZusammen ist man weniger allein : RomanJe voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part.I wish someone were waiting for me somewhere