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New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
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165 pages ; 20 cm.
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"The #1 bestselling international phenomenon that asks, If you won the lottery, would you trade your life for the life of your dreams? Jocelyne lives in a small town in France where she runs a fabric shop, has been married to the same man for twenty-one years, and has raised two children. She is beginning to wonder what happened to all those dreams she had when she was seventeen. Could her life have been different? Then she wins the lottery-and suddenly finds the world at her fingertips. But she chooses not to tell anyone, not even her husband-not just yet. Without cashing the check, she begins to make a list of all the things she could do with the money. But does Jocelyne really want her life to change?"-- Provided by publisher.
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"Originally published in French as La liste de mes envies by Editions Jean-Claude Lattes, Paris" -- title page verso
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9780143124658 (pbk.)
014312465X (pbk.)
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852238314
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"The #1 bestselling international phenomenon that asks, If you won the lottery, would you trade your life for the life of your dreams? Jocelyne lives in a small town in France where she runs a fabric shop, has been married to the same man for twenty-one years, and has raised two children. She is beginning to wonder what happened to all those dreams she had when she was seventeen. Could her life have been different? Then she wins the lottery-and suddenly finds the world at her fingertips. But she chooses not to tell anyone, not even her husband-not just yet. Without cashing the check, she begins to make a list of all the things she could do with the money. But does Jocelyne really want her life to change?"-- - (Baker & Taylor)

A family woman and fabric-shop owner contemplates the dreams of her youth after winning the lottery, a fortune she decides to keep a secret while she reevaluates her adult choices and makes a list of the things she might want to change. - (Baker & Taylor)

A family woman and fabric-shop owner contemplates the dreams of her youth after winning the lottery, a fortune she decides to keep a secret while she reevaluates her adult choices and makes a list of the things she might want to change. Original. 75,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)

The #1 bestselling international phenomenon that asks, If you won the lottery, would you trade your life for the life of your dreams?

Jocelyne lives in a small town in France where she runs a fabric shop, has been married to the same man for twenty-one years, and has raised two children. She is beginning to wonder what happened to all those dreams she had when she was seventeen. Could her life have been different?

Then she wins the lottery?and suddenly finds the world at her fingertips. But she chooses not to tell anyone, not even her husband?not just yet. Without cashing the check, she begins to make a list of all the things she could do with the money. But does Jocelyne really want her life to change?

- (Penguin Putnam)

The #1 bestselling international phenomenon that asks, If you won the lottery, would you trade your life for the life of your dreams?

Jocelyne lives in a small town in France where she runs a fabric shop, has been married to the same man for twenty-one years, and has raised two children. She is beginning to wonder what happened to all those dreams she had when she was seventeen. Could her life have been different?

Then she wins the lottery—and suddenly finds the world at her fingertips. But she chooses not to tell anyone, not even her husband—not just yet. Without cashing the check, she begins to make a list of all the things she could do with the money. But does Jocelyne really want her life to change?

- (Random House, Inc.)

Author Biography

Grégoire Delacourt was born in Valenciennes, France, in 1960. His first novel, L'Ecrivain de la Famille, was published in 2011 and won five literary prizes. My Wish List was a runaway number-one bestseller in France; publication rights have been sold in more than twenty-five countries. Delacourt lives in Paris, where he runs an advertising agency with his wife.
- (Penguin Putnam)

Grégoire Delacourt was born in Valenciennes, France, in 1960. His first novel,L'Ecrivain de la Famille, was published in 2011 and won five literary prizes.My Wish List was a runaway number-one bestseller in France; publication rights have been sold in more than twenty-five countries. Delacourt lives in Paris, where he runs an advertising agency with his wife. - (Random House, Inc.)

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*Starred Review* At 47, Jocelyn Guerbette is fairly sure nothing in her life is going to get remarkably better. Owning a fabric shop is stable if unexciting work, her grown children only fill her in on the barest details of their lives, and her husband seems to desire nothing more than a flat-screen TV and every James Bond DVD ever produced. Still, small glimmers of happiness, like catching up on small-town gossip with the twins who work at the hair salon next door, make Jocelyn content. When Françoise and Daniéle convinceher to buy a lottery ticket, Jocelyn never expects her spur-of-the-moment purchase to pay off. But pay off it does, and Jocelyn quietly exchanges her winning ticket for a terrifyingly large check. While she decides how to tell her friends and family about her winnings, Jocelyn realizes just how life-changing her new fortune could be. My Wish List is about one woman's one-in-a-million response to a one-in-a-million chance. Jocelyn is an immensely likable narrator, and Delacourt's fluid, elegant prose brings layers of depth to a relatively simple story. Fans of Chocolat (1999) and The Elegance of the Hedgehog (2008) will adore My Wish List, an emotionally wrenching yet ultimately uplifting story of ambition, risk, and acceptance. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

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Madame Jocelyn Guerbette is middle aged, stuck in a boring life, with a few friends, a business she likes, and a husband who's just okay. When her lottery ticket hits the big jackpot of 18 million Euro, the psychologist "with Daisy Duck lips" warns Jocelyn about the perils of sudden wealth. Before cashing in her winning ticket, Jocelyn makes lists of her desires, which fluctuate with her moods. Brief, vignette chapters entice the reader to persist, pursuing questions for potential book club discussion that are universally applicable: What is happiness, what can money buy, what happens to love? VERDICT Already a best seller in France with rights sold in 30 countries, this slim novel by a prize-winning French author will attract U.S. readers, especially those who enjoyed Muriel Barbery's The Elegance of the Hedgehog, because it addresses the question of suddenly coming into big money and does it in a sparse, understated, philosophical manner that is wholly French. Overall this translates into appeal to male as well as female readers, and for literary fiction fans and book clubs.—Mary K. Bird-Guilliams, Chicago

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