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La Petite Poule D'eau: Roman | Gabrielle Roy
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Found at today‘s book sale:

Okay, this one might be a bit obscure if you‘re not Canadian but I was thrilled to find this first edition of the author‘s second book. Where are my French-Canadian lit lovers? 😉

Leftcoastzen Looks interesting! So great to find a first in pretty good shape! 5mo
batsy And such a charming cover! (sorry to be comment spamming you, but your book finds today have me very excited 😂) 5mo
merelybookish Beautiful! I found one of her books recently. (Street of Riches.) A US first edition. 5mo
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Cathythoughts Yes o agree with @batsy a charming cover 👍🏻♥️ 5mo
llwheeler Great find! 5mo
Lindy This is one we studied in high school Langue et Literature class. 💕 5mo
Reviewsbylola I gotta say, the title doesn‘t excite me. 😆 Adorable book tho! 5mo
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen It‘s always a treat, isn‘t it? 5mo
LeahBergen @batsy Hey, I just “book sale spammed” you so I think we‘re even. 😉 5mo
LeahBergen @merelybookish Ohhh, nice! 👍🏻 5mo
LeahBergen @Lindy I prefer the French title. 5mo
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola Right?? That title! 😆 It IS better in French (see above). (edited) 5mo
Chrissyreadit I don‘t know why I did not think of this- but can you recommend any good French Canadian books that come in French and English? Or Younger book? My daughter is studying French and loves it. She is reading Candide now (French and English side by side). I hope to visit Canada this year so she can be immersed in French for a few days. 5mo
LeahBergen @Chrissyreadit Oh, let me think on that! How old is she? And what‘s her (usual) favourite genre? 5mo
Chrissyreadit @LeahBergen she will be 17 in July. She loves pretty diverse stuff. From Shakespeare to Eleanor and Park and Little Women, she‘s enjoying Candide. And Then There Were None was a favorite too. 5mo
Chrissyreadit She said Homegoing was a favorite too. I think she would like a lot of books you typically post about. 5mo
LeahBergen @Chrissyreadit She might like this author‘s first book which is a Canadian classic 5mo
LeahBergen @Chrissyreadit Or this one (which I haven‘t read yet but seems a bit dark and twisted 😆) (edited) 5mo
LeahBergen @Chrissyreadit Or this one (which I‘ve been meaning to read) 5mo
LeahBergen @Chrissyreadit Oh! And there are fantastic graphic novels coming out of Quebec. She might find some of those fun to learn French with. 5mo
LeahBergen @Chrissyreadit Let me ask some of the Francophone Litsy experts here! 😆 @CouronneDhiver @tournevis @writerlibrarian Do you have any good recommendations for a literary teen learning French? Please see above 👆🏻 (edited) 5mo
LeahBergen @writerlibrarian Thank you! I totally forgot about 5mo
Chrissyreadit @LeahBergen @writerlibrarian thank you so much! I will share your suggestions with her. Do you know easiest place to order books in French? 5mo
writerlibrarian Leslibraires.ca you will pay way too much through Amazon or renaudbray.ca you can choose whichever indépendant book store you want through leslibraires.ca if you want suggestions let me know. @Chrissyreadit (edited) 5mo
writerlibrarian @Chrissyreadit I just thought of another author Kim Thuy she is amazing 5mo
RaimeyGallant *slinks away because I haven't read a French Canadian author since high school* 5mo
Lindy @Chrissyreadit It sounds like your daughter enjoys being challenged. Good for her! I second @writerlibrarian suggestion of anything by Kim Thuy. Other slim novels published in both languages include Little Beast (Julie Demers); Kuessipan (Naomi Fontaine) and 5mo
Lindy @Chrissyreadit And one of my very favourite Québécois novels: 5mo
Chrissyreadit @RaimeyGallant 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Chrissyreadit @Lindy thanks!!! You are all amazing. Now to figure out how to order the books in French, not English. 5mo
LeahBergen @Lindy I should‘ve tagged you, too, for this! Thanks. 😘 5mo
LeahBergen @RaimeyGallant Right?? 🤫 5mo
Chrissyreadit @writerlibrarian I‘m going to show her the library link you shared. Can anyone use it? I think getting a book she can mark up to support translation and studying might be easier- but I‘m also figuring this out. Pretty excited in a geeky way. I promised her a trip to Quebec too. 5mo
LeahBergen @Chrissyreadit Check out amazon.ca and chapters.indigo.ca to start. 5mo
Chrissyreadit @LeahBergen thank you!!! 5mo
writerlibrarian @Chrissyreadit yes you can use the links. 🙂 5mo
writerlibrarian @Chrissyreadit yes you an use both links they ship the books through the mail. 🙂 5mo
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I inherited my small collection of Gabrielle Roy translations from an older relative's library and really enjoy her work. I'd like to read more, and read more in French.