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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

If Only It Were True / Just Like Heaven (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Children of Freedom (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Those Things We Never Said (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The First Day (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Replay (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
P.S. from Paris (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hope (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last of the Stanfields (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Woman Like Her (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Marc Levy is a best selling contemporary and literary fiction author from France. He was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, where he spent much of his early childhood and teenage years. When he was 18 years old he worked for the Red Cross for more than half a dozen years even as he studied at the Paris Dauphine University studying computers and management.
In 1983 he became the founder of a computer graphics company that operated in the United States and France. His company imported computer peripherals and he famously bought the third PC sold by IBM in Paris.
During this time he was still working for the French Red Cross starting as a roadside assistance team member and ending up as emergency relief regional director. But even as his graphics company was doing so well, he was still very naive and by 1989 he had lost control of the company and had to resign to start from scratch.

Levy had been a very bad capitalist and a very young and naive entrepreneur. He never saw it coming but woke up to find the company he founded was no longer his. It had come at the worst time given that he just had his first child not a week before.
Soon after, he lost his company, he also lost his marriage and the life of living in one of the best neighborhoods in Paris. In a few months he went from being a married man driving a very nice car, living in a very nice apartment and CEO of tens of employees to a 26 year old single father. He had to make do with a 15 square meter bedroom and it was the most humbling experience of his life.
But Marc Levy was never a man to give up and teaming up with his friend they found jobs as handymen working for builders in Paris. Given his entrepreneurial acumen, he soon saw how disorganized the construction industry in Paris was.
Together with his best friend they decided to put what they had learned in the computer business into construction and it was not long before they had some success. They founded what would be one of the largest construction and interior design companies working for some of the country’s largest corporations.

As a thirty seven year old man, Marc Levy penned a story of what he believed his son would grow up to be. He never intended to publish the work but once his screenwriter sister saw the manuscript she told him he needed to get it published. When Robert Laffont the editor saw it he wanted to publish it immediately.
Even before “If Only It Were True” was published the film rights to the manuscript had been acquired by Steven Spielberg. His debut novel would go on to get published in 2002 and become an instant bestseller. The movie adaptation starring Mark Ruffalo and Reese Witherspoon debuted in 2005 to become a Box Office hit.
Once Marc published his debut and it became a bestseller he has not looked back making the decision to become a full time author. His novels have been on bestselling lists in the United States, France, Taiwan, Germany, Russia, Italy and Spain among many others.
Several of his novels have also been adapted for French TV. He currently works four months every year for 17 hours a day. He has made a name for himself writing beach reads about loneliness, love, childhood, friendship and family with a dash of the supernatural here and there.

Marc Levy’s “P.S. from Paris” is the story of Mia who needs to get away from a philandering husband even though she plays a woman in love on the big screen. She is a megastar of romantic movies and her husband actually happens to act right alongside her.
To Get away from it all she travels to Paris and gets a new haircut as she wants to hide from it all. In Paris her best friend has offered her a waitressing job and she thinks that with fake eyeglasses nobody is going to recognise her. Meanwhile, an American author named Paul is in Paris hoping that he can recapture the flame of his debut novel. His friend has surreptitiously set him up with the actress via some dating site where both of them had indicated their relationship status as complicated.
While the city seems intent on bringing them together, the two of them try everything they can to stay just friends. But this is easier said than done as even the best laid plans sometimes do not work especially when it comes to love.

Marc Levy’s most popular work “The Strange Journey of Mr. Daldry” is the story of the creator of perfumes Alice. She loves her work and the only thing that could distract her from it is her motley crew of friends. They usually come together to drink night soirees in her house where Mr. Daldry, a cantankerous neighbor, usually flies into a rage.
Just before Christmas in 1950, Alice’s life is changed forever when she goes out with her friends to Brighton. She gets an interesting but mysterious prediction about her future and cannot stop thinking about it even if she had never believed in soothsayers.
Right from the time she gets the prediction, her nights are filled with bad dreams which are as incomprehensible as they are real. Mr. Daldry, her neighbor, soon realizes that she is unsettled whenever the fortune teller comes around.
For some inexplicable reason he tells her that she needs to take the prophecy seriously and manages to convince her to do something she would never have completed. She is now going on a quest to find six strangers she believes will change her destiny.

“If Only It Were True” by Marc Levy is the story of young and pretty medical resident Lauren Kline. She is completely devoted to her work at the San Francisco Memorial Hospital where she works at the Emergency Room. She had overworked herself and this had caused her to get into a very serious automotive accident.
Following the accident she had gone into a coma and woke up to frustration as she was aware of everything that happened outside her body but could not even talk to anyone. Shortly thereafter, she heads to her old apartment and it is there that she meets the man who was now renting it. The thing is even though she has no body he can touch, hear and see her.

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