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HAPPY PEOPLE READ AND DRINK COFFEE by Agnes Martin-Lugand , Sandra Smith | Kirkus ReviewsA wife, mother, and owner of Happy People, a cosy coffee shop-turned library in Paris, Diane seems to have the perfect life. But when she suddenly loses her husband and daughter in a car accident, her life is overturned and the world as she knows it disappears. Trapped by her memories, Diane closes her shop and retreats from friends and family. One year later, she moves from Paris to a small town on the Irish coast, determined to heal by rebuilding her life alone, without anyone's help or pity - until she meets Edward, a handsome and moody Irish photographer. Along windy shores and cobbled streets, Diane falls into a surprising and tumultuous romance. As she works to overcome her painful memories, Diane and Edward's once-in-a-lifetime connection inspires her to love herself and the world around her with new-found inner strength and happiness. But will it last when Diane leaves Ireland, and Edward, for good?
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After a terrible tragedy shatters her almost perfect life Diane, owner of a popular literary cafe in Paris, moves to a small Irish village. There she meets Edward, a brooding Irish photographer, and a suprising romance blossoms. An international runaway bestseller soon to be a major film. After six years as a clinical psychologist, Agnes Martin-Lugand now devotes herself to writing full-time. Download cover. The bestselling French phenomenon now being made into a Hollywood movie. Diane has a charmed life as a wife, a mother and the owner of a literary cafe in Paris called Happy People Read and Drink Coffee.
Thank you! After losing her husband and child in a car accident, the owner of a Parisian literary cafe moves to the Irish coast and falls in love with her neighbor in this uplifting travel fantasy. Diane seems to get a cathartic release from turning her music back up and shouting in his face. They form a tentative friendship as Diane pulls herself together in other areas of her life—after her parents comment on her lack of independence, for example, Diane learns how to check her darkened cottage for a blown fuse. But Edward reveals his tender side when an old girlfriend appears on his doorstep.
She decides to leave France and go to Ireland for a change of scene, and rents a cottage by the sea. Her new next door neighbor Edward is irrationally rude in a frankly unconvincing way, but it is obvious from the minute the two growl at each other, that they will end up together. Or almost.
The French best-seller makes its way Stateside in a translation that makes Eat, Pray, Love look like a masterpiece and Under The Tuscan Sun a lovingly formed character portrait. Happy People Read And Drink Coffee adds to the tourism-as-therapy collection, sending Diane, a feisty Parisian, to the Irish countryside after she passes the one-year anniversary of the deaths of her husband and child in a haze of unwashed laundry and cigarette smoke. Living in the standard-issue apartment of all depressed people in stories, Diane leaves her life of overflowing ashtrays, takeout containers, and empty mugs for a cozy rented cottage in the town of Mulranny, where her next-door neighbor is the brusque but good-looking Edward. Each character is singularly under-drawn; none appear to have any personality traits other than their hair texture and color. That is not the case. From laughing. And from sadness.
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Diane seems to have the perfect life. But when she suddenly loses her beloved husband and daughter in a tragic car accident, the world as she knows it instantly vanishes. Trapped and haunted by her memories, Diane retreats from friends and family, unable and unwilling to move forward. But one year later, Diane shocks her loved ones and makes the surprising decision to move to a small town on the Irish coast, finally determined to heal and rebuild her life alone—until she meets Edward, the attractive yet taciturn Irish photographer who lives next door. But will it last when Diane leaves Ireland, and Edward, for the home she once ran away from in Paris? I will confess from the outset that I bought this novel solely based on its terrific title. My initial thoughts when I started reading was that much had been lost in the translation of this novel.