I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere

I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere

by Anna Gavalda
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I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere by Anna Gavalda

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101215647
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/02/2003
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 367,444
File size: 175 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Born in 1970, Anna Gavalda was a teacher whose collection of stories, I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere, shot her to fame (published in Vintage together with her novella, Someone I Loved). Her novel Hunting and Gathering (Ensemble c'est tout) was a bestseller in several countries, selling over two million copies, and was made into a film and her most recent novel is Consolation. Her books have been translated into thirty-six languages. The mother of two children, she lives and writes just outside Paris.

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I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was enjoyable and extremely easy to read. I suggest that everyone pick it up and spend the hour or two that it takes to read it, because it's simply a book full of delightful short stories that people from all walks of life can relate to. Not only are the stories wonderful, but they're also thought-inspiring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one book i really enjoyed, although i was skeptical about it at first from the title. it isn't as depressing as the title suggests, and i literally laughed out loud at some of the stories. she really has a handle on how to write from other people's perspective. it combined a bunch of different emotions, some expected & others unexpected with her witty stories, and some were suprisingly hysterical! i totally recommend this book. it's a short read that will make you feel good after you've finished.
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MingsRose More than 1 year ago
This collection of short stories has been on my nightstand since I was in college. Whatever mood I am in these stories manage to touch something inside me each and every time. They are all unexpected in their own way, but manage to show you a small glimpse of someone else's daily life with the moments that define or remind them of who they are. Her stories leave images in your head that crop up when you least expect it and need them the most. We all "brush shoulders" with shadows from our memory.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful collection of short stories with varied story lines. Some very touching, some thought-provoking, some laugh-out-loud funny. Quick read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it brings you back to Paris...it's really a wonderfully written/translated book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My copy was stolen the second I lent it out! It is such a wonderful collection of stories. I found Anna's writing to be exceptional... I recomend it to everyone.