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Simon, Garance and Lola flee a family wedding that promises to be dull to visit their younger brother, Vincent, who is working as a guide at a château in the heart of the charming Tours countryside. For a few hours, they forget about kids, spouses, work and the many demands adulthood makes upon them and lose themselves in a day of laughter, teasing, and memories. As simply and as spontaneously as the adventure began, it ends. All four return to their everyday lives, carrying with them the magic of their brief reunion. They are stronger now, and happier, for having rediscovered the ties that bind them.

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November 1st, 2014
I find that Gavalda’s writing flows effortlessly and this novel of hers is no exception. It tells a simple, yet charming story of four siblings who run away from a family wedding in order to spend some time hanging out together like old times. Their banter and memories are heartfelt and believable. The downside is that the whole thing is rather short (more like a novella) and feels like it ends abruptly.
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