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Bitter Almonds

(2013)
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Edith can hardly believe it when she learns that Fadila, her sixty-year-old housemaid, is completely illiterate. How can a person living in Paris in the third millennium possibly survive without knowing how to read or write? How does she catch a bus, or pay a bill, or withdraw money from the bank? Why it's unacceptable! She thus decides to become Fadila's French teacher. But teaching something as complex as reading and writing to an adult is rather more challenging than she thought. Their lessons are short, difficult, and tiring. Yet, during these lessons, the oh-so-Parisian dith and Fadila, an immigrant from Morocco, begin to understand one another as never before, and form this understanding will blossom a surprising and delightful friendship. dith will enter into contact with a way of life utterly unfamiliar to her, one that is unforgiving at times, but also full of joy and dignity.

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April 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bitter Almonds
Author(s): Laurence Cosse
ISBN: 1-60945-089-2 / 978-1-60945-089-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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April 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bitter Almonds
Author(s): Laurence Cosse
Publisher: Europa Editions
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April 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bitter Almonds
Author(s): Laurence Cosse
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA