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September 26, 2022


#NovNov22 Novella translation French Sa préférée

by N@ncy



Sa préférée by Sarah Jollien-Fardel by Sarah Jollien-Fardel (no photo)

Genre: novella in translation (190 pg)
Rating: A++++++
Review: Sa préférée (ISBN: 9782848054568)


Good news: Breathtakingly written…to-the-point…about Jeanne.
She manages thanks to her acceptance at a boarding school to escape an abusive household. She flees the grip of her father…but her mother and sister Emma were not that lucky.


Good news: I have difficulty with novels about abuse in general. Ms Jollien-Fardel writes in short, precise words and phrases that kept me within the limits I set for myself with these type of books. The reader enters an upsetting world. Jeanne carries a heavy burden…a family secret.


Good news: Ms Jollien-Fardel highlights the abusive childhood (25%) but manages to make the rest of this book about more than that. I shows us how Jeanne tries to rise above the trauma….and discovering how she does it is worth reading this book!


Personal: Best-seller in France at the moment…I hope this book will be translated very soon. I am so impressed by Sarah Jollien-Fardel’s first book! Winner Prix du roman Fnac 2022 prize awarded by booksellers and readers. On  pg 34….I was stunned to learn what the title referred to. You‘ll have to read the book to discover it yourself!.
Debut novella….I cannot believe how good this book is. When I finished it I was taken aback…speechless and just put my head down on the table…on my folded arms…closed my eyes and let the entire book sink in! #WOW


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  1. Sep 26 2022

    After that rave review, I hope it does get translated into English very soon!


    • Sep 26 2022

      Ms Jollien-Farrell writes like Delphine de Vigan (remember her?) intense and a depth of emotion that only few can put on paper! The author is nominated for Prix Goncourt and Prix Goncourt des Lycéens 2022. If she wins both or just one l’m sure translation will be swift. 🙂

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