It’s time to make plans to participate in the next selection for the AFJ Club de lecture, La Délicatesse by David Foenkinos. If you would like to join in reading La Délicatesse with the group (or on your own), use the form below to sign up and order a copy of the book. The cost of the book will be approximately $12+$3 (approximately) for local mailing (pick up in downtown Jackson is also an option).

The group meets on Saturday afternoon at 3:45 p.m. via Zoom, and discussion is primarily in French, but English may be used some when needed. A reading guide is available.

La Délicatesse by David Foenkinos

AFUSA 2018-2019 One Book One Federation selection

Reminiscent of novels by Nick Hornby, Muriel Barbery, and Jonathan Tropper, internationally acclaimed novelist David Foenkinos delivers a heartfelt and deftly comedic tale of new love brightening the dark aftermath of loss—and of wounded hearts finding refuge in the strangest of places.

After her husband’s unexpected death, Natalie has erected a fortress around her emotions—and Markus, clumsy and unassuming, will never be her knight in shining armor. Yet slowly but surely, an offbeat romance begins between these two mismatched, complex souls, and contrary to everything Natalie knows of affection, her perfect suitor may turn out to be love’s most unlikely candidate—the fool, not the hero, who is finally able to reach her heart.

About the author: David Foenkinos (born October 28, 1974) is a French author and screenwriter. He studied literature and music in Paris. La Délicatesse is a bestseller in France.

To participate in this session, please email by Tuesday, August 4.