I am now an Anna Gavalda fan! The farther I read, the more in love I became, with the characters, the story, and the author. Gavalda follows four broken people, who are just trying to get through the day-to-day world, and shares what happens when they reach out to someone else. Instead of focusing on their own pain, they begin to focus on helping out another human being in pain. The shift in focus brings a surprise bonus of healing in the giver! This is a story of loss turned to gain, failure turned to victory, and sorrow turned to joy, as four people begin to notice the needs of those around them rather than their own dilemmas. I will read this book ,and author, again. And again!