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Susanne Scholl - Waiting for Gianni

A love story in seven years

Susanne Scholl tells a touching and humorous story of waiting and dreaming and of moments of truth that happen when we least expect them.

Lilly spends seven summers with her Italian friends on Sardinia, savoring the uncomplicated, delightful air of an endless vacation – and time spent with Gianni, who is the opposite of a Latin lover, but impossible to forget. Seven winters bring Lilly back to Vienna and the unpleasant routine of her daily life: Her ex-husband has a new, young girlfriend, her best friend dies of cancer, and her father comes out of the closet and writes a tell-all book about it. And so Lilly escapes into a fantasy world, dreaming of life with Gianni, of having a child. But the last summer forces her to finally bring her wishes and reality face to face.

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220 pages
format:125 x 205
ISBN: 9783701716678
Release date: 26.01.2016

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Susanne Scholl

born 1949 in Vienna, studied Slavic Studies in Rome and Moscow. She is best known for her many years as the ORF's foreign correspondent in Moscow. Susanne Scholl has published numerous works and received several awards for her journalistic work and humanitarian commitment, a.o, the Concordia prize and the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art. Recent publications include "Die Damen des Hauses" (Ladies of the house) (2019) and "Omas Bankraub" (Grannies rob a bank) (2022). 


Gratulation zu diesem tiefenpsychologischen Roman!
[Quelle: Eva Riebler-Übleis, ETCETERA]

Sehr süße Geschichte mit einer gewissen Komik und ohne jeden Kitsch!

Susanne Scholl hat mit großem Einfühlungsvermögen ihre Lily entworfen, in einem Stil, der schon ihre Berichterstattung ausgezeichnet hat: klar und direkt, dabei aber diskret; die Fakten schildernd und trotzdem dem Emotionalen Platz lassend. (…) Ein kleines Buch über das Hineinwachsen in sich selbst und vom Glück, Freunde zu haben.
[Quelle: Maria Leitner, BUCHKULTUR]

…zwischen träumerischer Romantik und beinharter Realität…

Luftig wie eine Sommerbrise auf Sardinien kommt dieser Roman daher.
[Quelle: Christoph Hartner, KRONEN ZEITUNG]

„Warten auf Gianni“ ist ein Buch für die Hängematte, bei sommerlicher Brise und einem Glas Wein. Abgesehen von der Unterhaltung ist es aber auch ein Plädoyer für die Schwachen, für die Zartbesaiteten. Und für die Freundschaft.

Mit leiser Ironie zeichnet die bekannte ORF-Journalistin in ihrem Roman die Figuren rund um die verunsicherte Mittdreißigerin Lilly, wobei sie das typische Wiener Mittelstandsmilieu mit der lockeren südlichen Lebensart kontrastiert. Am besten irgendwo im sonnigen Italien als entspannende, leichte Lektüre zu genießen!
[Quelle: Maria Schmuckermair, BIBLIOTHEKSNACHRICHTEN]

Leichter Lesestoff für Sommertage, an denen man bereit ist, teenagerhafte Verhaltensweisen einer schwerstnaiven Mittdreißigerin mit Kopfschütteln und einem überlegenen Lächeln hinzunehmen.
[Quelle: lena, WEIBER DIWAN]

Susanne Scholls Unterhaltungsroman ist eine sentimental-humorvolle Strandlektüre, in der die traumhafte Mittelmeerinsel Sardinien die österreichische Metropole Wien trist aussehen lässt.
[Quelle: Karla Engelhard, WDR]


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