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NOVEL: Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan

Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan, French (1935-2004)

imageI have just finished reading Bonjour Tristesse, an incredible novel, written by Françoise Sagan when she was only eighteen.  She failed her exams at the Sorbonne and decided to write a book instead. The book received instant international acclaim, and by 1959 it had sold 850,000 copies.  It has since been translated into many languages and is a “must” for readers who enjoy coming-of-age stories.  I first discovered this novel when I was twenty-five and have reread it every five years. Continue reading


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