Review

I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere

by Anna Gavalda



"I wish someone were waiting for me somewhere" --- this echoes what
we all feel in our hearts. For some it may be a feeling they harbor
secretly, while for others it's a well advertised fact told to all
they know, and for those few who always seem in control of their
lives this feeling hides in the shadows of their heart but is
always there --- for everyone, everywhere wishes for that special
someone.

Anna Gavalda has captured these unusual yet down-to-earth stories
with so much charisma. From the aging singer who is tired of life
but who finds love unexpectedly, to the man in the "lead story" who
faces a dire dilemma, these are all stories with an essence of
truth in them. They deal with broken hearts, lost loves, happiness
and sadness. And at times, these stories may lead you to think more
deeply about your own past, your secrets and fears.

I must admit that at first I found the book daunting to read, as
Anna Gavalda writes in a very straightforward manner. For someone
like me who enjoys reading crime novels, thrillers and lighthearted
fare, the writing was quite different. But I eventually warmed to
the book, and was both entertained and touched by its many
wonderful stories. Whether they mean anything to you or not, these
stories will open your eyes to situations you may never have
imagined.

To sit down and read a book based purely on life takes maturity and
an understanding beyond all that you know and believe. Perhaps it
is time for many of you readers out there --- secrets, fears and
all --- to delve deep into your soul and look beyond your circle of
life to learn about the reality of those around you.

Reviewed by Vin Patel on January 22, 2011

I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere
by Anna Gavalda

  • Publication Date: December 2, 2003
  • Genres: Short Stories
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Riverhead Trade
  • ISBN-10: 1573223557
  • ISBN-13: 9781573223553