Prize-winning author Anna Gavalda has galvanized the literary world with an exquisite genius for storytelling. Here, in her epic new novel of intimate. In , Hunting and Gathering was, along with The Da Vinci Code or Harry Potter 5, one of those books you kept seeing in the Paris metro. Hunting and Gathering is a novel by the French writer Anna Gavalda. Its original French title is Ensemble, c’est tout, which means “Together, that’s.

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HUNTING AND GATHERING by Anna Gavalda , Alison Anderson | Kirkus Reviews

He pretends to be passing through customs, but in reality, unbeknownst to Camille, he has instead followed her. Jul 14, Leah rated it it was amazing Recommended to Leah by: Although Philibert has had only the one social contact with her, and having no reason to know how unwell she is, he feels protective towards, and worried about her.

Camille, who has become close with the old woman, convinces Franck to let her live at Philibert’s apartment, where she will quit her unsatisfactory job in order look after Paulette. Quotes from Hunting and Gathe I loved this book. Das fand ich extrem gavalfa und machte mich ganz unruhig.

It’s a big novel that you will not want to put down. Philibert Marquet de La Durbelli’re is a stammering, erudite aristocrat who sells postcards outside a museum.

I rarely underline or highlight while reading fiction, but this book gave my pen a work out. The book was adapted into a film with the same titledirected by Claude Berri.


This reaches a crisis when, whilst drunkenly directing an erotic dance by his latest nanahe refuses to turn down the music. Huntign the first to discover new talent! Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Camille storms out and throws his boom-box out of the window. I can’t give this a full 5 stars because it really consists of more dialogue than I prefer.

Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda

Somewhere within these pages, the main character finds herself at a bookstore, pouring over a collection of the French cartoonist Sempe’s drawings as I best know for his work in The New Yorker. I almost couldn’t bring myself to read this because of that.

Gatehring first word in every sentence doesn’t have to be an expletive, Franck dear! He enters her attic despite not getting any reply, finds her in a desperately weakened state, and carries her down to his apartment. View all 14 comments. Ceux qui aiment des bonbons de temps en autre.

Hunting and Gathering

I’m too drunk, I won’t do anything,” he murmered. Also by Anna Gavalda. When she recovers, he assumes she will stay on. The characters were complex and well developed and sweet.

It is how we are in life: Or I am not in the right mood to enjoy it. I would have ditched her.

Love Hunting and Gathering? She later rectifies the situation by buying him a replacement stereo.


Now this is where I get obnoxious: Cultural divides of the type pitting aristocrats against republicans also featured. To prove this point, I read a book set in Europe. In response, Franck picks Camille up and takes her out back to his office.


Further suggestions might be found on the article’s gatherring page. There are the occasional fuzzy elements, but Camille is not a chick. Want to Read saving…. They were just so sweet. This article includes a list of referencesbut gavalad sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. One day you feel like dying and the next you realize all you had to do was go down a few stairs to fi It was an okay read and more like a beach read: Rather, Gavalda makes it seem as though the beauty in these characters is actually due TO their dejection.

After a few months in respite care, Paulette is eager to return home, however she is too fragile to live alone.

The Beekeeper’s Promise Fiona Valpy. For the record, I do believe many readers are confused by “chick lit” and “women’s literature” or “fiction by women writers”. Por fin le he encontrado un hueco, y su lectura me ha dejado muy satisfecha.

But one of my hynting GR friends rated it so highly and I trust her judgment that I couldn’t turn it down; and I’m so happy I pushed myself. I wanted to find out more about all the people in the book, their backgrounds and connections, what had happened to them and where they were going. I don’t mind books that are essentially character studies.