Hunting and Gathering. Anna Gavalda, Author, Alison Anderson, Translator, trans. from the French by Alison Anderson. Riverhead $16 (p). Gavalda, Anna, –. [Ensemble, c’est tout. English]. Hunting and gathering / Anna Gavalda ; translated by Alison Anderson.—1st Riverhead trade paperback . 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.

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Nov 30, Czarny Pies rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Preview — Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda. The way Gavalda brings them together is very clever, and the way she takes the flaws in their characters and weaves in a realisation about friendship and belonging, is delightful. She draws Mamadou, a big African lady from the cleaning company and one of her closest friends and Vincent, a drug addict to whom she offered her old attic room for free and she contacts her old art dealers Mathilde and Pierre.

I’m looking forward to reading more of Gavalda’s work now.

Hunting and Gathering

Paperbackpages. I almost couldn’t bring myself to read this because of that. I just don’t like it when they’re predictable because it’s formulaic and not very challenging to me as a story.

Una delicia de Anna Gavalda. No trivia or quizzes yet. The book tells a story about broken families and lost souls who struggle to find some equilibrium. It is how we are in life: Be the first to discover new talent! See 2 questions about Hunting and Gathering…. Alison Anderson Goodreads Author Translator.

Philibert gets worried about her because he knows the place she lives in and he decides to check up on her. One day you feel like dying and the next you realize huntinng you had to do was go down a few stairs to fi It was an okay read and more like a beach read: View all 6 comments. I’m too drunk, I won’t do anything,” he murmered. With Gavalda, resignation, a longing for stasis, is a virtue.


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The story is about friendship, love, sacrifice and good food. I’m not sure she would know how to walk in high heels. Nov 08, Erin rated it it was amazing. Hunting and Gathering made me miss having conversations with my old roommate from France. I started reading this with a certain amount of apprehension due to it’s overwhelming popularity anything widely and annaa acclaimed usually makes me suspicious and because of the obvious feel-good connotations.

I see that 10 Goodreads members have shelved this book as “chick lit”. Gavala is miserable and he doesn’t know what to do about it. I was surprised to see Anr references like Shrek and Angelina Jolie here and there, but they o I was worried that once I finished this book I would be filled with sadness over leaving these characters. I would have ditched her.

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View all 3 comments. Romance was another theme, but not in an entirely typical way.

Together, this curious, damaged little quartet may be able to face the world. As ofher three books have gzthering more than 3 million copies gatherijg France. View all 4 comments. She manages to stay away from Franck and she starts drawing again. Short strands of her hair tickled his nostrils. It seemed like the point of the book and the pleasure to be derived from it was in watching the tetrahedron change shape. Please and thank you.

Somewhere within these pages, the main character finds herself at a hathering, pouring over a collection of the French cartoonist Sempe’s drawings as I best know for his work in The New Yorker. Nonetheless, as far as romantic comedies go, guess who lives happily ever after? I was sad to put it down, but the overall experience was so satisfying that I would highly recommend this book to others.


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Comprised of a starving artist, her shy, aristocratic neighbor, his obnoxious but talented roommate, and a neglected grandmother, this curious, damaged quartet may be hopeless apart, but together, they may just be able to face the world. You could picture the way they appeared to the world, but also the inner beauty and I loved this book.

The ending of Hunting and Gathering is a little bit too well-wrapped up, but I didn’t mind. Recommended to Jamie by: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I had recently seen a poster for the movie and decided on that that I wouldn’t go to it. Es un libro sobre cuatro protagonistas, cuat 4 Estrellitas. Shared pain of past experiences, shared joy and frustration and kindnesses.

I think in a lot of ways I expect too much out of them, especially when I compare them to so many of their predecessors totally unfair of me, I know, but that’s how I roll.