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The Happiness Library
  • A touching story set in a beautiful seaside French city
  • A cast of endearing characters
  • An intergenerational story
Cali Keys
The Happiness Library
(La Librairie des Bienheureux)
Type
Women's fiction
Word count
90,000
Rights sold
(2 Countries) : Germany, Italy

A novel to be enjoyed with cider and cakes

Lucie loves words and people. She writes and publishes novels alongside her work as an instructor, but when a family tragedy shatters her life, she decides to leave everything behind, and moves from Paris to the seaside town of Saint-Malo, Brittany, to recharge her batteries in her grandparents' big old house. She quickly transforms it into a warm and welcoming home for a cast of characters who share their woes and their worries with her. Which turns out to be excellent therapy for Lucie ! 

We meet Léonard, a widowed and grumpy former librarian, Annick, Lucie's protective and admiring mother, Vivianne, a psychologically fragile bookseller, and Camille, a girl in conflict with her family.

The one thing they all have in common is their love of books. Together they develop a thousand projects, starting with a neighbourhood library to share their passion for beautiful words with the inhabitants of Saint-Malo.

Can Lucie silence the demons that consume her soul by helping her strange roommates?

  • A touching story set in a beautiful seaside French city
  • A cast of endearing characters
  • An intergenerational story

About the author

Cali Keys
Cali Keys lives in Switzerland after a stay in California and studies in Paris. She loves palm trees, Care Bears, pina coladas, and Tagada strawberry candy. She hates getting her socks wet in the bathroom, finishing a packet of biscuits (it means there are none left), replacing the toilet roll, and watering...