Didier van Cauwelaert
Petite lecture légère à propos d’une jeune femme aveugle, Alice, qui retrouve la vue. Son bonheur n’est pas parfait puisque son chien-guide perd toute son utilité et devient déprimé. Il se liera à Zibal, un sur-diplômé vendeur de macarons, qui tombera éperdument amoureux d’Alice. Jules parviendra-t-il à les unir?
Agreeing not to pursue a relationship after one date, unlikely lovers Min Dobbs and Cal Morrisey are thrown together again in the wake of such factors as a jealous ex-boyfriend, a determined psychologist, and a bizarrely intelligent cat. [NoveList]
Samantha’s husband has left her, and after a spending spree, she settles down to reconstruct a life for herself and her son. Sam takes in boarders to make her mortgage payments while she tries to figure out what to do with her life and comes to realize that only she has the keys to her own happiness. [NoveList]
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Jay Gatsby still adores Daisy Buchanan although she has married someone else, and he risks everything to lure her back. [NoveList]
Wealthy Mr. Darcy and spirited Elizabeth Bennett dislike each other at first sight, and each must contend with their pride and prejudices while Elizabeth’s mother plots economically advantageous marriages for all her daughters. [NoveList]
Miles Heller is a young man who is fleeing his past. Though he is an intelligent and educated person he works in menial jobs and has no ambition. In Florida, he meets and falls in love with Pilar, a seventeen year old high-school student. Pilar’s sister threatens Miles so he has no choice but to go back to New York and confront his past. He has not seen his father, step-mother, and mother for over seven years and finally contacts them and tries to come to terms with himself.
In the meantime he lives as a squatter in an abandoned house with 3 other young adults who are all struggling to find themselves and have little money. But just when things start to fall in place for Miles a tragic event will rock the foundation of his world once again.
Beautifully written and crafted book, seamlessly intertwining characters and plot lines to achieve an achingly moving and human work.
An elderly man reads a story from a notebook to a woman who does not know him; the story is of young lovers kept apart by disapproving parents. (Novelist)