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Life of Elves Muriel Barbery

Life of Elves By Muriel Barbery

Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery


Summary

The villagers had never seen anything like it: dense white curtains of snow that instantly transformed the landscape. Not in autumn, not here in Burgundy. And on the same night a baby was discovered, dark-eyed little Maria, who would transform all their lives.

Life of Elves Summary

Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery

The villagers had never seen anything like it: dense white curtains of snow that instantly transformed the landscape. Not in autumn, not here in Burgundy. And on the same night a baby was discovered, dark-eyed little Maria, who would transform all their lives.Hundreds of miles away in the mountains of Abruzzo, another foundling, Clara, astonishes everyone with her extraordinary talent for piano-playing. But her gifts go far beyond simple musicianship.As a time of great danger looms, though the girls know nothing of each other, it is the bond that unites them and others like them, which will ultimately offer the only chance for good to prevail in the world.

Life of Elves Reviews

`Vivid imagery and a thread of mystery draw readers into the timeless and ethereal world of these young girls with a destiny to fulfill.' Booklist `This is a truly enchanting story, beautifully told and rich in meaning. (...) this book truly deserves to be read by story lovers of all ages.' The Irish Times `An emotional, entertaining examination of magic in the modern world' France Today `A hymn to music, art, nature, love, land ("terroir"), the dignity of work, simplicity and the yearning for peace.'The Australian `A beguiling fairy tale.' The New York Times `This novel glows with finely crafted prose.' Los Angeles Review of Books `A beautifully written fantasy.' Breakaway Reviewers `Fans of both Barbery and fantasy from writers like Alice Hoffman and Sarah Addison Allen will be enchanted.'Library Journal `...this fervent, idiosyncratic fable is undeniable evidence of a richly lyrical imagination.' Kirkus Reviews `Vivid imagery and a thread of mystery draw readers into the timeless and ethereal world of these young girls with a destiny to fulfill.' Booklist `This is a truly enchanting story, beautifully told and rich in meaning. (...) this book truly deserves to be read by story lovers of all ages.' The Irish Times `An emotional, entertaining examination of magic in the modern world' France Today `A hymn to music, art, nature, love, land ("terroir"), the dignity of work, simplicity and the yearning for peace.'The Australian `A beguiling fairy tale.' The New York Times `This novel glows with finely crafted prose.' Los Angeles Review of Books `A beautifully written fantasy.' Breakaway Reviewers `Fans of both Barbery and fantasy from writers like Alice Hoffman and Sarah Addison Allen will be enchanted.'Library Journal `...this fervent, idiosyncratic fable is undeniable evidence of a richly lyrical imagination.' Kirkus Reviews `Vivid imagery and a thread of mystery draw readers into the timeless and ethereal world of these young girls with a destiny to fulfill.' Booklist `This is a truly enchanting story, beautifully told and rich in meaning. (...) this book truly deserves to be read by story lovers of all ages.' The Irish Times `An emotional, entertaining examination of magic in the modern world' France Today `A hymn to music, art, nature, love, land ("terroir"), the dignity of work, simplicity and the yearning for peace.'The Australian `A beguiling fairy tale.' The New York Times `This novel glows with finely crafted prose.' Los Angeles Review of Books `A beautifully written fantasy.' Breakaway Reviewers `Fans of both Barbery and fantasy from writers like Alice Hoffman and Sarah Addison Allen will be enchanted.'Library Journal `...this fervent, idiosyncratic fable is undeniable evidence of a richly lyrical imagination.' Kirkus Reviews `Vivid imagery and a thread of mystery draw readers into the timeless and ethereal world of these young girls with a destiny to fulfill.' Booklist `This is a truly enchanting story, beautifully told and rich in meaning. (...) this book truly deserves to be read by story lovers of all ages.' The Irish Times `An emotional, entertaining examination of magic in the modern world' France Today `A hymn to music, art, nature, love, land ("terroir"), the dignity of work, simplicity and the yearning for peace.'The Australian `A beguiling fairy tale.' The New York Times `This novel glows with finely crafted prose.' Los Angeles Review of Books `A beautifully written fantasy.' Breakaway Reviewers `Fans of both Barbery and fantasy from writers like Alice Hoffman and Sarah Addison Allen will be enchanted.'Library Journal `...this fervent, idiosyncratic fable is undeniable evidence of a richly lyrical imagination.' Kirkus Reviews

About Muriel Barbery

Muriel Barbery is a former lecturer in philosophy and the bestselling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, which has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide and been described by Le Figaro as `the publishing phenomenon of the decade'.

Additional information

GOR008470751
9781910477335
1910477338
Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery
Used - Like New
Paperback
Gallic Books
2017-05-15
256
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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