The Compulsive Reader: Shelf Discovery: Delicacy by David Foenkinos

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Shelf Discovery: Delicacy by David Foenkinos

Shelf Discovery is a feature in which I highlight one book that I have found while prowling the shelves of the independent bookstore I work at it. These books aren't necessarily YA books; they're books that have discovered and find interesting or unique. I hope you do too. 

A customer came in and asked about delicacy by Davod Foenkinos, so we got it in around Valentine's Day, and it sold within a few days--but not before I managed to peruse it! It's a French book that has been made into a movie starring Audrey Tatou, who is a great actress. I like the premise, and the writing is quirky and very readable. It's a very quick read, and I highly recommend it!

Here's what it's all about:
"Natalie and FranÇois are the perfect couple, and perfectly happy. But after FranÇois dies suddenly, only seven years into their still blissful marriage, the widowed Natalie erects a fortress around her emotions into which no one can gain access. Until the most unlikely candidate appears: Markus, Natalie’s Swedish, geeky, and unassuming coworker."
It was excellent, and now I'm really eager to see the movie!

What have you discovered lately?


Anonymous said...

I hadn't heard about this book but it sounds so interesting! And I would love to see the movie too!
Thanks for sharing info on this book

Farah @ Broken Penguins said...

This sounds so good! I'm always looking for good short reads. And the French LOVE Audrey Tatou, non? She looks striking on that cover.

I recently found Almost Chimpanzee by Jon Cohen in the library. I've just started to crack it open but it looks like it's trying to dispel that idea that humans and chimps are that similar.

fishgirl182 said...

i love audrey tatou. thanks for pointing this out. the premise of the book sounds good and i'll definitely check it out.