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Title:
The little French bistro : a novel
Uniform Title:
Mondspielerin. English
ISBN:
9781524774219

9781524774196
Edition:
Unabridged.
Publication:
New York : Random House Audio, [2017]
Physical Description:
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Title from container.

Compact disc.
Summary:
Marianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. After forty-one years, she has reached her limit, and one evening in Paris she decides to take action. Following a dramatic moment on the banks of the Seine, Marianne leaves her life behind and sets out for the coast of Brittany, also known as "the end of the world". Here she meets a cast of colorful and unforgettable locals who surprise her with their warm welcome, and the natural ease they all seem to have, taking pleasure in life's small moments. And, as the parts of herself she had long forgotten return to her in this new world, Marianne learns it's never too late to begin the search for what life should have been all along.
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER - From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop , an extraordinary novel about self-discovery and new beginnings.

Marianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. After forty-one years, she has reached her limit, and one evening in Paris she decides to take action. Following a dramatic moment on the banks of the Seine, Marianne leaves her life behind and sets out for the coast of Brittany, also known as "the end of the world."

Here she meets a cast of colorful and unforgettable locals who surprise her with their warm welcome, and the natural ease they all seem to have, taking pleasure in life's small moments. And, as the parts of herself she had long forgotten return to her in this new world, Marianne learns it's never too late to begin the search for what life should have been all along.

With all the buoyant charm that made The Little Paris Bookshop a beloved bestseller, The Little French Bistro is a tale of second chances and a delightful embrace of the joys of life in France.


Author Notes

Nina George was born on August 30, 1973 in Bielefeld Germany. Shs is a German writer, best known as the author of The Little Paris Bookshop. She has published 26 books (novels, mysteries and non-fiction) as well as over hundred short stories and more than 600 columns. George has worked as a cop reporter, columnist and managing editor for a wide range of publications, including Hamburger Abendblatt, Die Welt, Der Hamburger, as well as TV Movie and Federwelt. In 2012 and 2013 she won the DeLiA and the Glauser-Prize. In 2014, she delivered the keynote address in Berlin at the German Writer¿s Conference to 140 attending writers. She made the New York Tmes Best Seller List in 2015 with her title The Little Paris Bookshop.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Marianne has been stuck in a loveless and unhappy marriage for 41 years, spiraling deeper and deeper into a depression she can't even name. She runs away to Paris late one night, vowing to leap into the Seine and let the river wash her problems away. A quick-thinking bystander saves her life, and Marianne decides to flee to a seaside village in northern France. Still unsure of how her life is meant to unfold, she takes a temporary job as a cook in a seaside restaurant, savoring new tastes of life in the briny oysters and crisp wine. Other senses are also awakened when a kindhearted painter arouses feelings Marianne thought were lost forever. When her husband arrives in Brittany with new promises of undying love, Marianne is faced with her toughest decision yet. George envelops the reader in the sights, sounds, and smells of the coastal town, heightening Marianne's new experiences with lush descriptions of Breton life. Fans of Elizabeth Gilbert and Isabel Allende will adore this courageous story of new beginnings, second chances, and the power of self-love.--Turza, Stephanie Copyright 2017 Booklist


Library Journal Review

Sixty-year-old German Marianne Messman is on a tour of Paris with her husband. After 41 years in a miserable marriage, she's had it when he belittles her, yet again, in front of others. She makes her way to the Seine and jumps in to put an end to her sorrow. Much to her fury, a stranger saves her. Marianne travels to the coast of Brittany where she soon finds a niche that she's sought unknowingly all her life. Through her new friends, she realizes everyone has burdens but there's still joy in life. However, Marianne eventually becomes ambivalent about what she wants and again contemplates ending her life. At times, it's difficult to feel sympathy for this selfish woman who casts aside people who have helped her. Too many subplots are confusing and add little to the plot. Narrator Emma Bering is the best feature of this title. Her varied accents are spot-on, and her style is warm and conversational, particularly when describing the gorgeous locale and scrumptious food and drink. Her vivid descriptions add atmosphere and brings listeners right into Marianne's world. -VERDICT Recommended with reservations for fans of fiction set in France. ["Beguiling": LJ 5/1/17 starred review of the Crown hc.]-Susan G. Baird, formerly with Oak Lawn P.L., IL © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.