• Paperback: 256 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial (February 14, 2012)
Reminiscent of novels by Nick Hornby, Muriel Barbery, and Jonathan Tropper, internationally acclaimed novelist David Foenkinos delivers a heartfelt and deftly comedic tale of new love brightening the dark aftermath of loss—and of wounded hearts finding refuge in the strangest of places. After her husband’s unexpected death, Natalie has erected a fortress around her emotions—and Markus, clumsy and unassuming, will never be her knight in shining armor. Yet slowly but surely, an offbeat romance begins between these two mismatched, complex souls, and contrary to everything Natalie knows of affection, her perfect suitor may turn out to be love’s most unlikely candidate—the fool, not the hero, who is finally able to reach her heart.
David Foenkinos is a French novelist and screenwriter. His novels have been translated into twenty-five languages and garnered ten awards around the world. Delicacy, which was first published in France, garnered nominations for all five major French literary prizes and has sold one million copies. Delicacy is now a film starring Audrey Tautou of Amelie and will be released in the United States in March 2012. David lives in Paris.
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Wednesday, February 15th: Reading Lark
Thursday, February 16th: For the love of books
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Monday, February 20th: Book Hooked Blog
Tuesday, February 21st: Life In Review
Monday, February 27th: Colloqium
Wednesday, February 29th: girlichef
Thursday, March 1st: Good Girl Gone Redneck
Monday, March 5th: Books Like Breathing