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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The things is, to enjoy them I have to like the characters. Lists with This Book.

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You know how certain paragraphs in books can hit you somewhere inside you didn’t even know existed? The Lie of the Land Amanda Craig. He pretends to be passing through customs, but in reality, unbeknownst to Camille, gzvalda has instead followed her.

I don’t mind books that are essentially character studies.

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It was translated from French, but was so beautifully written the translation was transparent to me. Her salvation is a neighbor. It premiered on 21 March I got so caught up in this book that I felt a huge let down when it was over. anx


I just wanted Camille. I rarely underline or highlight while reading fiction, but this book gave my pen a work out. Food, especially the fine dining variety, was foremost among them.

Preview — Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda. Yeah, that’s what happened with this book.


Philibert later gives a show for the public, demonstrating considerable comic talent, at the start of which he proposes to his girlfriend on stage. You don’t have to understand. I loved this book. She’s not out to find herself a man, or even the right pair of high gavlada.

The page book is a bestseller in France and gavwlda been translated into English as Hunting and Gathering. Mar 21, Dolors rated it really liked it Shelves: This page was last edited on 12 Aprilat Philibert’s sexual orientation at this time in the movie is also not delineated.

Or I am not in the right mood to enjoy it. The book was adapted into a film with the same titledirected by Claude Berri.

It starts off with Camille, who I really did sympathize with as this waif genius artist who really is all alone in the world with nothing better than a dead-end job and a gavalad life as far as anyone’s concerned.

The finale has the story tied up in a bow so neat that a part of me desperately wanted one final devastating catastrophe to make its way into the last paragraph and blow the feel-good apart. The weaving of the characters lives together speaks to some of the universal struggles of human existence, family, history, loneliness, connection, love in a very real and effortless way.


This belonged to his recently deceased aristocratic forebear, and is filled with heirlooms. I admired Gavalda’s approach in writing truth for her characters without ever showing judgment as an author- not even in the most subtle and unintentional way.

Who exactly are Paulette and, most mysterious of all, Philibert? Unfortunately, there’s a point towards the last portion of the novel where she pisses me off. While the story shouldn’t be told without any one of them, the only one I particularly cared about was Camille.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In addition to writing novels, she also contributes to Elle magazine.

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