AgnA?Martin-Lugand is the author of Happy People Read and Drink Coffee (Les gens heureux lisent et boivent du cafA(c)/i>, and Happiness Slips Through My Fingers (Entre mes mains le bonheur se faufile). She lives in Paris, France. Sandra Smith is a critically acclaimed translator of French literature.
"A heartbreaking story of love and loss that will twist readers
up in knots. . . Essential for any foreign literature or women's
"Like Katherine Pancol, Agnes Martin-Lugand has...the gift of
making us love a charming yet flawed heroine."
"Martin-Lugand's sparse but emotionally forceful style, aided by
Smith's translation from the original French, catches the sweeter
moments between two people embittered by loss." --Kirkus
"The energy that Agnes Martin-Lugand is able to convey with this
storm is enormous. This is one roller-coaster of a book, but I
loved every moment of it. . . Anyone who has ever experienced a
feeling of any kind, ever, will enjoy this novel."
--San Francisco Book Review---
"This is a powerful story of love and loss and how life moves
forward often of its own accord. Both tearful and uplifting this is
an exquisite story of re-growth and renewal after tragedy."
"This is a sensitive and poignant novel...A book that is read
(almost) in one go, it leaves an impression on the heart. A great
--Femmes Magazine, Luxembourg
"Profoundly moving and expertly told, Happy People confronts life's most nightmarish tragedy with an unblinking examination. Diane's journey to find meaning again is at once charming and heartbreaking, and I found myself pulling for her to seek out her next experience of love. The wisdom and magic in these pages will linger long after the book is closed."
--#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs---