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Alle meine Wünsche (edition 2012)

by Grégoire Delacourt, Claudia Steinitz (Übersetzer)

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Title:Alle meine Wünsche
Authors:Grégoire Delacourt
Other authors:Claudia Steinitz (Übersetzer)
Info:Hoffmann und Campe (2012), Gebundene Ausgabe, 126 Seiten
Collections:2013, Your library
Rating:***1/2
Tags:Januar 2013

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47 years old Jocelyne is married to Jocelyn, an employee of the town's Haagen-Dazs ice-cream factory. Jocelyne runs her own haberdashery business and writes a blog which has attracted quite a few followers. Her mother died when she was a teenager and her father only has a six minute memory. Both the couples children have left home and life is just carrying on, that is, until Jocelyne wins the lottery. Keeping the information to herself and hiding the cheque in a shoe gives Jocelyne time to contemplate her life and what she could do with the money. But does she really want the changes that she can see the money bringing? She is happy enough with the way things are. Then the decision is taken out of her hands and Jocelyne loses the only love she has known. Good little read, but I didn't like the ending. ( )
  DebbieMcCauley | Jan 20, 2017 |
What would you do if you won the lottery? Would you change your life or not? Jocelyne wins and doesn't know what to do so for a time she does nothing. But then.... A quick, light read which I enjoyed. My copy. ( )
  seeword | Dec 20, 2016 |
Jocelyne is a humble haberdasher in Arras, married to her first love, an employee of the town's Haagen-Dazs ice-cream factory. They have two grown children who have already left the house. Jocelyne also publishes a well-known blog “dixdoigtsdor”. While content with her life, she often thinks about the life she wanted to have. Her friends convince her to play lotto “Euro Millions” for the first time, and she wins €18,547,301,280. As she thinks about how her life will be different, she decides not to tell anyone and hide the check. Then, she writes the list of her desires and decides not to change a thing in her life because she doesn’t want to lose her happiness. But one day, Jocelyne realizes the check has disappeared. Her husband, supposedly in Switzerland for a training program, does not return. Jocelyne calls his company and learns he took a week off and has run away to Brussels with the check. Her life destroyed, she still continues to see her hospital-ridden father who, due to Alzheimer's, forgets everything every six minutes. As for Jocelyn, he lives lavishly but not happily. He knows a wretched loneliness in his too-big house.Eighteen months later, he decides to write an apology letter to his wife to explain the reasons for his weakness. But since the betrayal, Jocelyne had left her haberdashery to her employee and moved to the south of France. Later, she learns that Jocelyn died alone in his house. ( )
  dalzan | Sep 30, 2015 |
Lovely little story. Don't buy lottery tickets. ( )
  picardyrose | Feb 2, 2015 |
Jocelyn lives in a small town in France, neither happy nor unhappy with her life. She lives a life half in the past and half in the present, afraid to think about the future until she one day wins the jackpot lottery of 18 million euros. Then, she faces the tough decisions of what to do with her life now that the possibilities are endless.

Read more at: http://thenovelworld.com/2014/06/06/my-wish-list-by-gregoire-delacourt/ ( )
  TheNovelWorld | Sep 5, 2014 |
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Sorrow is allowed, sorrow is advised; all we have to do is let go, all we have to do is love.
Le Futur intérieur, Françoise Leroy
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For the girl sitting on the car; yes, she was there.
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We're always telling ourselves lies.
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"The #1 bestselling international phenomenon that asks, If you won the lottery, would you trade your life for the life of your dreams? Jocelyne lives in a small town in France where she runs a fabric shop, has been married to the same man for twenty-one years, and has raised two children. She is beginning to wonder what happened to all those dreams she had when she was seventeen. Could her life have been different? Then she wins the lottery-and suddenly finds the world at her fingertips. But she chooses not to tell anyone, not even her husband-not just yet. Without cashing the check, she begins to make a list of all the things she could do with the money. But does Jocelyne really want her life to change?"--… (more)

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