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    Marc Levy
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    Atria Books (May 17, 2005)
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If Only It Were True (French: Et si c'etait vrai. is the first novel by the French author Marc Levy. It was released in 1999 by Éditions Robert Laffont, and was translated into English the following year.

If Only It Were True (French: Et si c'etait vrai. The novel has been adapted into an array of motion pictures, including the 2005 American film Just Like Heaven

Marc Levy lived in San Francisco for six years before returning to France to run an architectural firm. He divides his time between America and Europe. Just Like Heaven is his first novel and was an instant bestseller in his homeland.

Marc Levy lived in San Francisco for six years before returning to France to run an architectural firm. Foreign rights have been sold in twenty-eight countries. Paperback: 240 pages. Publisher: Atria Books (May 17, 2005).

So when doctors prepare to end Lauren's physical carewhich would destroy the magical bond she and Arthur cherishhe must find a way to save her. For, after all, it is only her love that can save him. If Only It Were True is a heartwarming love story impossible to forget, an adventure that is by turns breathtaking and hilariousa captivating tale that evokes the essence of romance and our boundless capacity to believe

Turns out it was based on a book called If Only It Were True Marc Levy's recipe is admittedly very strong.

Turns out it was based on a book called If Only It Were True. So when I was looking for an audiobook for my trip home for Easter and I found the book version of Just Like Heaven, I was excited. I also got The Kite Runner, but decided to listen to Just Like Heaven (which I later discovered was originally called "If Only It Were True") first Have you all seen the super cute Reese Witherspoon movie Just Like Heaven? It was one of my faaaaavorites in high school-a fun, quirky, sweet chick flick. Marc Levy's recipe is admittedly very strong. From "The Choice" based on the Nicholas Sparks novel, Faute de pouvoir donner cinq étrons, je lui donne une étoile.

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Used availability for Marc Levy's If Only It Were True. April 2007 : UK Paperback. August 2006 : UK Hardback.

Author: Levy, Marc Publisher: Atria. I just love this book,if you seen the movie you will just love the book also. Even my husband loves it and he really does not like love stories. Condition: New! Other notes. Binding: Hardcover Publish date: 2000. hes a war movie man. Наиболее популярные в Художественная литература. Показать все. Текущий слайд 1 из 4- Наиболее популярные в Художественная литература. The Witcher Boxed Set: Blood of Elves, the Time of Contempt, Baptism of Fire by Andrzej Sapkowski (2017, Paperback). 5). Новые 1 898,70 RUB.

Levy’s prose is no better than his plotting: his informational sentences display almost no sense of the urgencies of. .

What do you do when you find a stranger in your closet, particularly when she's surprised that you can even see her -- and she can disappear and reappear at whim? What if she then tells you that her body is actually in a coma on the other side of town? Should you have her see a psychiatrist or should you consult one yourself? Or do you take a chance and believe in her, and allow yourself to be swept up in an extraordinary adventure? This is the beginning of the dilemma Arthur, a young San Francisco architect, is facing when he discovers Lauren in his apartment. Arthur is the only man who can share Lauren's secret, the only one who can see her, hear her, and talk to her when no one else so much as senses her presence. So when doctors prepare to end Lauren's physical care -- which would destroy the magical bond she and Arthur cherish -- he must find a way to save her. For, after all, it is only her love that can save him. A heartwarming love story that's impossible to forget, an adventure that is by turns breathtaking and hilarious, If Only It Were True is a captivating tale that evokes the essence of romance and our boundless capacity to believe.

Some authors innately have "it," the right touch, an ambiance that immediately grabs the reader. He describes deep, meaningful love so genuinely well, along with telling a story that keeps readers turning the pages, guessing which ending he'll choose. I look forward to reading more of Levy's books, and have already started another of his novels. The way he drew his protagonist, an extension of himself I could tell, prompted me to google him. The interview (with photos) confirmed everything I garnered about his personality through his character Arthur. Levy is a renaissance man, a kind, interesting and well-informed man of the world. A kindly, good man. They type that are difficult to find. A person of good karma, and therefore, I am even happier to learn of his success. I look forward to reading all of his books. Thank you Marc Levy for wonderful entertainment and intelligent, interesting reading. P.S. I just read Publisher's Weekly's review, above. Apparently your reviewer was skimming the novel. The female love interest was not a nurse - she was a resident doctor. Also, the reviewer stated "Levy has no ear for American speech," I thoroughly disagree with that assessment. He's as fluid in understanding American nuance as I. I suggest Publisher's Weekly keep checking that reviewers work. It needs a great deal of polishing. (And no, I do not know Levy personally.)
Reminds me of the famous Fred Allen line about early television being "chewing gum for your eyes." (See also, Frank Lloyd Wright, 'Chewing gum for the mind.') This book is light, entertaining, funny and mercifully short. For many, that might be the epitome of a "good read" and why Marc Levy is so wildly popular. Good not great. The plot is so familiar an intelligent reader can practically write the ending by about page 75, if not sooner. Which may be better than slugging your way to a book with a convoluted or desperate resolution. Buy it and judge for yourself.
Marc Levy provides an exemplary and unbelievable love story that is impossible not to enjoy. A young woman in a coma; a young man who moves into her old apartment and encounters a ghost; a mother who wants to heal her daughter and wake her up be the power of love. The story is quite unusual, completely enthralling, and amazingly well written. This is a Must read for general and romance readers looking for a feel-good story! I highly recommend this book!
Love this book series. I read PS Paris first and loved it. Then I found this one and realized it preceded it. This is the book of Arthur meeting Lauren (Paul's friends from PS Paris). The book that follows (Finding You) is of Lauren and Arthur reuniting, unfortunately, that one is not available in English at Amazon. Only the Spanish and French version.
I understand this is the author's first book, so I can overlook the need for better editing. I did enjoy the story, as it was slightly different than the movie, Just Like Heaven, which I loved and bought on DVD years ago. The story dragged in places, so it wasn't a total page turner for me. It took me a long time to read it through as I read a few pages at a time. I thought the plot was imaginative and different, the characters were well thought out and written. It's a good first book. I have another book by this author so I'm looking forward to seeing an improvement in his writing and editing.
I greatly looked forward to reading this book, the basis for the movie "Just Like Heaven". I had read the reviews saying the book read more like an incomplete screenplay than a book. I agree with those reviews in part.

The book move along with a nice storyline for pages at a time, then a few passages of non-idiomatic English or inaccurate cultural details utterly destroy the reader's immersion.

If you liked the movie, I recommend reading this book, a fuller version of the movie with some completely different plot points. If you didn't see the movie, you can skip this book in favor of one of the author's better written works.
I was greatly disappointed in this book and would not reccomend it at all. It has a cute premise but terrible execution for 3 main reasons. first, the medical info and situations are completely bogus. He clearly is writing what he knows nothing about, and it makes the book unbearable and ridiculous for anyone who knows about medicine. Its fine to write from the standpoint of a lay person interacting with the medical system, but not to learn a few terms and pretend to know what they mean and torture them to make the story work the way you want. second, the silly and tidy wrap up to the whole legal/police angle was just so idiotic that it spoiled any enjoyment of the story. Again, its great to incorporate magical realism as a plot device, but not have the real people in the story doing incomprehensibly stupid stuff. Thirdly, the author got lazy with dialogue, which he actually does well when he bothers- he continually relied (especially in the section in the end about Arthur's childhood) on the narrator to tell the reader what the characters were saying to each other and how they were telling it, instead of presenting the dialogue. The characters were 2 dimensional and precious, and I only finished it because not doing so would have been the bigger waste of time (but close call!). I don't ususally write such negative reviews but I bought this book based on the positive ones and I wouldhope the next reader gets a more balanced view.
I read this after reading PS from Paris. I was disappointed that it seem to end so quickly. If you read PS from Paris you know that they end up together. This book doesn't give you that other than with one still in "ghost" form. I wish the sequel was available in English.