I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere

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Penguin, 2003 - Fiction - 193 pages
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Hailed by Voici as "a distant descendant of Dorothy Parker," prize-winning Anna Gavalda has caused an international sensation with this dazzling collection of short stories selling over 700,000 copies in her native France. With arresting naturalism, a lively variety of perspectives, Gavalda writes simply--and beautifully--of human beings longing to connect. Gavalda has a knack for capturing our inner as well as our outer dialogues with perfect pitch, provoking 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.
 

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User Review  - Smiler69 - LibraryThing

A very enjoyable collection of short stories about characters dealing with real life issues, among which a woman going on a date with a stranger met on the street, a man responsible for a terrible ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lady_Lazarus - LibraryThing

Easy, short, clear, yes, but also totally forgettable. I read this book twice, because I wasn't sure if I had read it when I found it in my shelf - and couldn't remember when I had finished it. But ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
15
Section 2
31
Section 3
35
Section 4
47
Section 5
59
Section 6
79
Section 7
93
Section 8
101
Section 9
118
Section 10
138
Section 11
171

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Anna Gavalda is an internationally acclaimed bestselling author, widely regarded as one of France's newest literary stars. A former high-school French teacher and mother of two, she is also the author of "I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere,

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