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The Resource The Life of Elves

The Life of Elves

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The Life of Elves
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The Life of Elves
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Muriel Barbery ; translated from the French by Alison Anderson
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eng
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A moving and deeply felt homage to the power of nature and art by one of the world's most beloved authors. Do two young girls have the power to change the world? Maria, raised by powerful older women, lives in a remote village in Burgundy, where she discovers her gift of clairvoyance, of healing and of communicating with nature. Hundreds of miles away in Italy, Clara discovers her musical genius and is sent from the countryside to Rome to nurture her extraordinary abilities. Who are the mysterious elves? Will they succeed in training the girls for their higher purpose in the face of an impending war? Barbery's The Life of Elves is the story of two children whose amazing talents will bring them into contact with magical worlds and malevolent forces. If, against all odds, they can be brought together, their meeting may shape the course of history. Seven years after the publication of her international bestseller, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery returns with an inspiring novel about finding the divine in the domestic, about the quest for enchantment. With its cast of unforgettable characters, each fighting to preserve the idea of an enhanced life, The Life of Elves is a luminous novel about art, nature, dreams, the power of love, and how imagination can help us build a bridge to a better future. Muriel Barbery was born in Morocco in 1969. She is the author of two previous novels, Gourmet Rhapsody and The Elegance of the Hedgehog, which sold over six million copies worldwide and was described by Le Figaro as ‘the publishing phenomenon of the decade’. She lives in France and is working on the sequel to The Life of Elves
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Two girls from France and Italy who possess uncanny respective abilities to communicate with nature and perform music at a preternatural level come into contact with magical and malevolent forces before meeting each other in world-changing ways
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BT
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1969-
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  • Barbery, Muriel
  • Anderson, Alison
Dewey number
843.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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Anderson, Alison
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Life of elves
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0001
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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adult
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The Life of Elves
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781922253460
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optical disk
Label
The Life of Elves
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:daf6d445-cf6b-4286-bf4a-c2cfa1fe50a5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
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9781922253460
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optical disk

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