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Soft in the Head by Marie-Sabine Roger
Jun 28, 2016 | ISBN 9781782272045

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A July 2016 Indie Next Selection

TMS (The Morning Show) Book Club Pick, July 2016

“I was reminded of The Rosie Project at several points in this story – like Don, Germain is adrift in a world that has little time for him. . . . [also] Fans of The 100-Year Old Man are sure to enjoy this lovely story, a book to truly treasure.” Girl With Her Head in a Book (blog)

“Quietly powerful… the story is told with earthy candour and tenderness, spiked with wry humouras he looks back on his difficult childhood. Germain is expertly voiced, his quirks and deftly deployed malapropisms making him an utterly endearing character. A profound exploration of how neglect can (mis)shape a life – and how books, and a chance encounter, can change it for the better.” — The Lady

“Full of humour and humanity, the story reveals how meeting the right person can change one’s view of the world.” — France Magazine

“Marie-Sabine Roger presents a tale of quiet hope and discovery alongside a person’s history that is profoundly sad. An unusual Bildungsroman that is candid and refreshing.” — Financial Times

“Will probably become one of your favourite books.” — Neue Presse
“Unique. The sort of book that makes you want to hug the author to thank them for the happiness they have given you.”  Focus Vif
“A novel of hope.”  Femme Actuelle
“A breath of tender fresh air, written in a tone as funny as it is clever.”  France Soir
“A deeply moving, sunny novel, full of humanity.”  La Marseillaise
“One of those occasional publishing miracles.”  Le Figaro
“Highly readable… Highly recommended… An easy conversational style… Plenty of books have focused on characters who have overcome disadvantage to achieve their life goals but few have done it with such a light touch. Germain is a big bloke but you can feel his inner being unfolding like a butterfly out of a cocoon.” — Nudge
 “A funny and tender story, a memorable and sharp novel written with sensitivity and skill.” Le Magazin des Livres
“Rich in adventures and love.” Biblioteca Magazine
“A brilliant, uplifting book.”Le Messager
“Both raw and expertly crafted, this book is a wonderful love song to literature.” Service Littéraire 
“A moving story about the power of reading.” Deutschlandradio Kultur
“A modern fairy tale with two unusual, but utterly loveable characters.” Die Strickende Leseratte
The moving story of an unusual relationship. One could also describe it as a love story, because only love can be this stirring and compelling… very direct and very funny.” MDR 1 Radio      
“A delicate love story, which is also an homage to reading… a superb novel.” Lesart
“A charming, moving gem, filled with hope.” Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung                            
“This warm-hearted and humorous novel belongs in every library, where it will appeal to fans of Alan Bennett’s The Uncommon Reader.” EKZ Bibliothekservice
“A masterpiece, sensitive, pithy and with a sense of humour.”Ostsee-Zeitung
 “Delicately told.” Altmühl-Bote
“A magical little book!” Freundin
“A deeply human and delightful story about the power of language to wake the mind and open the heart.” Schweizer Illustrierte
“This book breaks through our ironic and cynical shell, and makes us a present of the courage to face life, and the joy of life itself.” ARD

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