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Hunting and Gathering. Anna Gavalda, Author, Alison Anderson, Translator, trans. from the French by Alison Anderson. Riverhead $16 (p). Gavalda, Anna, –. [Ensemble, c’est tout. English]. Hunting and gathering / Anna Gavalda ; translated by Alison Anderson.—1st Riverhead trade paperback . 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.

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That’s one of those sections that hit me somewhere I didn’t know existed. Philibert gets married and he moves in a small apartment with his wife. And then there’s Philibert, the stuttering, tathering ‘rescuer’ who learns how to be not-scared. La vie, c’est tout.

She quits her job and opens an art studio in one of the empty rooms. Shared pain of past experiences, shared joy and frustration and kindnesses. Her excuse of course was that she was “scared”.

Best part gavwlda story, including ending: This book was recommended to me by Jamie, and it was a perfect rec, thank you so much, lady. Rather, Gavalda makes it seem as though the beauty in these characters is actually due TO their dejection. To ask other readers questions about Hunting and Gatheringplease sign up.

One day you feel like dying and the next you realize all you had to do was go down a few stairs to fi Huntinv was an okay read and more like a beach read: My favorite scene is the one where Camille, Franck and Philibert are practically kidnapping Paulette from the old people’s home in the middle of the night. I loved, loved, loved Philibert.


Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a hater of romance or comedy or even romantic comedies. The way Gavalda brings them together is very clever, and the way she takes the flaws in their characters and weaves in a realisation about friendship It’s just possible that I couldn’t anba this book down because I’m into avoidance tactics at the moment avoiding the study I need to do for my 4 exams coming up in 2 weeks timebut, nevertheless, I couldn’t put it down.

You could picture the way they appeared gatherring the world, but also the inner beauty and I loved this book. Together, this curious, damaged little quartet may be able to face the world.

HUNTING AND GATHERING by Anna Gavalda , Alison Anderson | Kirkus Reviews

Recommended to Jamie by: J’essaie de trouver le mot juste mais je n’y arrive pas gatnering le charme de ce livre est ineffable. This is one of the best fiction books I’ve read in a long time — the emotions captured in this novel are superb.

Una historia preciosa, llena de encanto.

I don’t like that This book. Amanda I think if you like the Hedgehog, you’ll like this one. I just don’t like it when they’re predictable because it’s formulaic and not very challenging to me as a story. His foul mouth got on my nerves too.

Jan 05, JoAnne rated it it was amazing. Food, gatherin the fine dining variety, was foremost among them. Apr 15, Nahed. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Camille decides to let herself live a little even it means being vulnerable and getting hurt so she and Franck go back into the city.

I was sad to put it down, but the overall experience was so satisfying that I would highly recommend this book to others. Camille gets better but Philibert likes her very much and he insists that she must stay in his apartment until spring. Comprised of a starving artist, her shy, aristocratic neighbor, his obnoxious but talented roommate, and a neglected grandmother, this curious, damaged quartet may be hhunting apart, but together, they may just be able to face the world.


She’s bones and grit and paint. To help us recommend your next hunitng, tell us what you enjoy reading. I just hate that gatherlng might be led astray by that. Nothing really monumental or dramatic happens, and instead the story is supported entirely by the four main characters.


I admired Gavalda’s anr in writing truth for her characters without ever showing judgment as an author- not even in the most subtle and unintentional way. Mathilde and Pierre are rich.

The second half other than the syrupy epilogue is not bad but simply very run-of-the-mill. I liked Paulette and Camille most of the time but I just couldn’t care about Franck. We all know about love triangles. Jan 03, Laini added it. Huntinf just wanted Camille. It is how we are in life: If nothing else, it gave me a new literary crush. Un libro de relaciones humanas. View all 5 comments. But she didn’t even prove herself when it came to that test. View all 4 comments. The book is filled with conversations from its four characters and is about how each of them change and grow over the course of time.