A Good Life

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Europa Editions
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6.06 X 8.98 X 1.18 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Virginie Grimaldi was born in 1977 in Bordeaux, where she still lives. She is the author of nine novels and was the most read French writer for three consecutive years (in 2019, 2020, and 2021). Her novels have been bestsellers in Europe and have been translated into more than twenty languages.

For Europa Editions, Hildegarde Serle has translated the bestselling Mirror Visitor series by Christelle Dabos and Perrin's previous book, Fresh Water for Flowers. She lives in London.


"Grimaldi is a best-selling author in France, and her bittersweet English-language debut is sure to tug at the heartstrings of readers who appreciate moving novels which explore the complexities of sisterly love and mental illness, such as All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews (2014), or Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee (2018)." --Booklist

"Virginie Grimaldi delivers her most accomplished, strongest novel. Her best."--Le Parisien

"Grimaldi's concise prose, translated by Hildegarde Serle, is striking and vivid, painting a sympathetic portrait of the enduring bond of sisterhood. Readers will fall under the spell of a compassionately revealed story that blends poignancy and humor in depicting the transcendental nature of familial love and forgiveness."--Shelf Awareness

"Chapters rock back and forth like the waves of the ocean...Lovers of Europa Editions' other titles My Brilliant Friend and Fresh Water for Flowers will fall hard for this beautiful, heartbreaking, and healing story. Grab a box of tissues!"--Kelly Justice, Electric Lit

"Refined, sensitive, and full of humor, as always with Virginie Grimaldi."--Cosmopolitan (France)

"An explosion of emotions."--Paris Normandie

"The idyllic Basque setting sits in contrast to the sisters' recalled heartaches but serves as a balm to their sentimental souls as they recall the nurturing affection Mima provided. Translated from French by Serle, Grimaldi's account of two sisters taking stock of what's brought them this far is affecting but smile producing as well."--Kirkus Reviews