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Bitter Almonds
Author: Laurence Cosse

ISBN: 9781609450892
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 18 November 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5 x 1.6
From the pen of Laurence Cossé, author of A Novel Bookstore, comes this delightful story about friendship across racial and economic barriers set in contemporary Paris.

Édith can hardly believe it when she learns that Fadila, her sixty-year-old housemaid, is illiterate. How can a person living in Paris in the third millennium possibly survive without knowing how to read or write? How does she catch a bus, or pay a bill, or withdraw money from the bank? Why it's unacceptable! She thus decides to become Fadila's French teacher. But teaching something as complex as reading and writing to an adult is rather more challenging that she thought. Their lessons are short, difficult, and tiring. Yet, during these lessons, the oh-so-Parisian Édith and Fadila, an immigrant from Morocco, begin to understand one other as never before, and from this understanding will blossom a surprising and delightful friendship. Édith will enter into contact with a way of life utterly unfamiliar to her, one that is unforgiving at times, but joyful and dignified.

About the Author

Laurence Cosse worked as a journali...

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