The Most Beautiful Book in the World, Eight Novellas

The Most Beautiful Book in the World, Eight Novellas

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Penguin Putnam
A cast of extravagant and affecting characters lovingly portrayed by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt animates these eight contemporary fables about people in search of happiness.

One of Europe's most popular and bestselling authors, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt captivates the reader with his spirited 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 his best and most imaginative storylines: from the touching and surprising love story between Balthazar, a wealthy author, and Odette, a shop clerk, to the tale of a barefooted princess; from the moving title story about a group of female prisoners in a Soviet gulag to the entertaining portrait of a perennially disgruntled perfectionist. Behind each story lies a simple, if elusive, truth: though we may be frequently blind to it, happiness is often right in front of our eyes.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of eight stories from the French playwright and novelist feature a variety of interesting women characters.

Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2009
ISBN: 9781933372747
Branch Call Number: FICTION SCHMI...E
Characteristics: 184 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Anderson, Alison


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