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Aunt Jeanne

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a la gare de Poitiers, ou elle avait change de train, elle n avait pu resister. Dix fois, trainant a bout de bras sa valise, que les gens accrochaient au passage, elle etait passee devant la buvette. Le malaise, dans sa poitrine, etait vraiment angoissant et, plus elle approchait du but, plus souvent cela la reprenait. C etait comme une grosse boule d air certainement auss ...more
Hardcover, 154 pages
Published January 1st 1983 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P (first published January 1st 1972)
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Jul 19, 2014 Tony rated it really liked it
AUNT JEANNE. (1953). George Simenon. ****.
Jeanne Martineau returns to her birthplace after an absence of about forty years. Her brother and his family still have a house in the village. She arrives late in the afternoon on a Sunday and decides to spend the night at the hotel rather than disturbing his family. She meets up with an old friend of hers who was a classmate of hers at the convent. Now she was a waitress at the hotel. When Jeanne goes to her brother’s house the following morning, she r
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The story was neither exciting, not full of unexpected twists. Nevertheless, it was an excellent story about the challenges, which every person has to face, and the difficult decision whether to run away, or to stay and face the consequences of your actions.
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This was like a slow boat going nowhere. Not a great read and I would not recommend it.
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Simenon was one of the most prolific writers of the twentieth century, capable of writing 60 to 80 pages per day. His oeuvre includes nearly 200 novels, over 150 novellas, several autobiographical works, numerous articles, and scores of pulp novels written under more than two dozen pseudonyms. Altogether, about 550 million copies of his works have been printed.

He is best known, however, for his 75
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