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A quirky collection of illustrated vignettes about love in its many forms
Like all great ideals, Love—the kind written with a capital letter—often seems elusive. So then maybe it's better, as Aurelia Alcaïs does, to talk about the kind written in lower case, the more intimate kind of love, the kind that intertwines with our lives and creeps into the cracks of the everyday.
With simple and elegant illustrations, You & Me & Why We Are in Love tells us about love in all its forms, not concerning itself with who or what you love, but above all, how you love. There's the requited love that Daisy has for nature, and then there's David who buys flowers for his wife of twenty years, not to mention Jean, the punk rocker who is secretly looking for a girl who is just like his grandmother.
Oddly charming and surprisingly sweet, You & Me & Why We Are in Love is the perfect impulse purchase for anyone engaged in matters of the heart.
About the Author
Aurelia Alcaïs was born in 1975 to a family of artists in Paris, where she still lives. She started her career as a model and actress before beginning writing and creating art. When her son was born, she felt the desire to link all her passions: drawing, writing, fashion, and photography, and she became an illustrator. Her first book, Quand je serai un animal, was published in France in 2014.
“Love comes in many flavors, and Alcaïs tries to capture many of them. . . . Sweet.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“This cleverly illustrated book of vignettes looks at the many different ways love shows up in our lives. . . . Get one for you and someone else you love.”
—Goop, “12 Books for Winter Break”