27 December 2013

Review: The List Of My Desires by Grégoire Delacourt

The List Of My Desires by Grégoire Delacourt book cover
I'll admit I was influenced by this book cover, anyone else love it too?  The eye-catching button design prompted me to check out the blurb and I was glad I did.

The List of My Desires by Grégoire Delacourt is translated from French and is set in a provincial town in France.  It's the story of Jocelyne, middle-aged and married with two adult children who runs her own dressmaking shop.  Jocelyne faces a turning point in her life though when she unexpectedly wins $18M in the lottery.

Should she tell anyone she won the millions?  Should she cash in the cheque? The win forces Jocelyne to reflect on what she really wants in life, and she writes a list of her desires.  She re-writes the list at the end and it's quite interesting to see what's changed.

I won't give any of the story away, you'll just have to read it to find out.  The List of My Desires is a wonderful little hardback book, and I was grateful for the chance to imagine it was me who'd won the lottery.

My rating = ***1/2

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