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"These little things that drive us ..." and that forge links

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"These little things that drive us ..." by Claire Norton was published in June 2020 by Robert Laffont

These little things that drive us ... - Robert Laffont
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Audrey57, the contributor to the 20 Minutes Books reading group, recommends These little things that drive us ... by Claire Norton, published on June 11, 2020, by Éditions Robert Laffont.

Her favorite quote:

"[…] It only takes a few people around you to be happy. What matters is who you can count on."

Why this book?

  • Because the solidarity and generosity, the starting point of the novel, will not leave the characters throughout the story. Three strangers, a young girl in distress, a promise, and here is our little band formed. And if taking care of Charlene was also the way to take a step back from their own chaotic situations.
  • Because together, they will live a crazy adventure, full of surprises, twists, and turns that will make them all grow, evolve, and allow them to give new impetus to their lives. Because we can only get attached to this band and be touched by these moments or life paths that are not obvious.
  • Because Claire Norton uses, as in her previous novels, a delicate and sensitive pen, which does not leave me indifferent. Because we also need that when reading a novel: a positive story, beautiful and even if from the first lines, we can predict that everything will end well for each of them, we take pleasure in letting each other surprise. Life is at times so dull, let us be illuminated by the magic that literature offers us.

The essentials in 2 minutes

The plot. Parc des Buttes Chaumont, early in the morning: Alexandre, Aude, and Nicolas do not know each other. They could have remained simple strangers but the cry of a young girl will bring them together. Charlene is about to jump off a bridge. They come to his aid.

Characters. Alexandre, Aude and Nicolas Charlène and Jérôme his father.

Places. Paris The Buttes Chaumont park.

The time. Nowadays.

The author. Mother of three children, Claire Norton continues to reconcile her professional activity in human resources with her passion for writing.

This book was read with a strong attachment to the characters. I enjoyed spending time with them, witnessing their transformation, and I didn't want to leave them. A successful, benevolent, and luminous novel.

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