A number-one bestseller in France: A charming medititation on the pleasures of life, from shelling peas to reading on the beach.
"A tiny breeze of delirious wisdom which changes everything and nothing...We could almost eat outside."
An enchanting valentine to the everyday delights life has to offer, this short book captured the imagination of the French public last year and became a number-one bestseller. Sales are now over 600,000 copies. In each brief chapter the author contemplates the seemingly ordinary experiences that add joy to life, whether it's the first sip of beer, the snowstorm inside a paperweight, reading an Agatha Christie novel, or the smell of apples.
At once uniquely French and yet universal, told with a lively, almost childlike curiosity, this charming book reminds us to enjoy and appreciate the small things that make life worthwhile.
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This French bestseller revels in life's small pleasures. Whether it be a croissant in the street, the Tour de France, a potluck, shelling peas, a glass of port, the smell of apples, the mobile library, a garden in August, getting your espadrilles wet, or an autumn sweater, these 34 short essays delight in the simple. In colorful, sensory language that's perfect for reading out loud, author Philippe Delerm paints a world of possibility and profound joy.
From the title essay:
It's the almost that counts, and the use of the conditional. The suggestion seems absurd at first. It's only the beginning of March and there's been nothing but rain, wind and showers all week. And now this. Since this morning, the sun's been shining with a sort of dull intensity, a calm persistence. Lunch is ready, and the table's been laid. But everything seems different somehow, even inside. The window's slightly ajar, there's an audible hum from outside and the air feels fresh.Though it could easily be read in one sitting, this book is the kind to savor piece by piece like the delicacies of day-to-day life the author serves up as small, precious gifts. --Kathryn True About the Author:
Philippe Delerm was born in 1950. He is the author of 11 previous books, but this is his first to be published in the United States. He lives in France.
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Descripción Picador, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0312203640
Descripción Picador, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0312203640
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Descripción Picador, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110312203640
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