The Most Beautiful Book in the World Eight Novels (Paperback)
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|Here are eight contemporary fables, populated by a cast of characters in search of happiness. Behind each story lies a simple truth: happiness is often right in front of one''s eyes, though it is often overlooked.|
From the Publisher:
One of Europe's most popular and best-loved authors, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt captivates the reader with his spirited, buoyant style and enchanting stories that move effortlessly from the everyday to the fantastical. The eight stories in this collection, his first to be published in English, represent some of his best writing and most imaginative storylines: from the love story between Balthazar, wealthy and successful author, and Odette, cashier at a supermarket, to the tale of a barefooted princess; from the moving story of a group of female prisoners in a Soviet gulag to the entertaining portrait of a perennially disgruntled perfectionist. Here are eight contemporary fables, populated by a cast of extravagant and affecting characters, about people in search of happiness. Behind each story lies a simple, if elusive, truth: happiness is often right in front of our eyes, though we may frequently be blind to it.A collection of eight stories from the French playwright and novelist feature a variety of interesting women characters.
"There is a surprising sweetness to these stories of redemption and reconciliation. They carry a slight pleasant aftertaste, a lingering hint of delight." - Barbara Fisher 08/16/2009