Happy People Read & Drink Coffee

Happy People Read & Drink Coffee

(les Gens Heureux Lisent Et Boivent Du Café)

Book - 2016
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Diane is the owner of Happy People Read and Drink Coffee, a literary café in Paris. When her husband and daughter die in a car accident, her life is overturned and the world as she knows it instantly disappears. Trapped by her memories, she moves to a small town on the Irish coast. There she falls into a surprising and tumultuous romance with Edward, a taciturn photographer who lives next door.
Publisher: New York, NY : Weinstein Books, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781602862845
1602862842
Branch Call Number: FIC MARTIN-LUGAND, AGNES
Characteristics: 242 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Sandra 1949-- Translator

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s390325
Nov 17, 2016

Interesting, not what I expected. I really wanted a tidy happy ever after ending, and that doesn't happen, but the note about a sequel makes you think there might be one later. What I did like about this novel was that it illustrated that you have to come to terms with your own issues before you can truly commit/ give yourself to someone else. Unfortunately the main character doesn't realize this before she breaks someone's heart. I also like the development of the main character's relationships with other people as the novel progressed- she is literally coming back to life, engaging again In that it reminded me a great deal of the movie "Blue" from the Blue/ White/ Red series by the Polish/ French director whose name escapes me. If you are looking for a romantic escapist read, this is not it, go find something else. I will not be looking for the sequel.

PimaLib_MaryG Oct 11, 2016

So disappointing. The title and cover looked promising, but this turned out to be a rather ridiculous tale. Not funny. Not heartwarming. Not exciting.

tuscany1 Aug 20, 2016

Picked it off the shelf having been intrigued by the title. Read it but felt 'apart' from the story - couldn't feel much sympathy for the main characters or the progression of the story line.

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1_Great_Book
Jul 19, 2016

I enjoyed this book and recommend it as light reading. I love how the two neighbors spat and are extremely rude to each other, but then everything gets sorted. Of course they're rude - they're grieving and upset, each in their own way. It's nice to think that one can take time out, go to a completely different environment, to get through something tough. Most of us don't get that chance. I originally read this in French, and the French brusqueness of character really stands up in its own - it's a culture thing.

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laphampeak
Jul 14, 2016

The most compelling part of the book is it's title. After that it seems to be your average beach read.

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vashonbookgrazer
Jul 09, 2016

Not for me. I could not finish this one. Like a Harlequinn romance for chain smokers, quite superficial and didn't offer me anything, creatively or otherwise.

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kvb7
Jun 05, 2016

I was intrigued by the comparisons in the reviews. I wanted to like this book.
I became less and less willing to like the heroine and the photographer, who is her neighbor, as the book progressed and found the end a let down. It was sort a Nicholas Sparks type of book.
I know life is not a Hea but this from a psychologist? To each his own...not for me.

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