A Simple Heart

A Simple Heart (Little Black Classics #45) - Gustave Flaubert

Flaubert may be my all time favorite writer. 


I remember going to D.C. a few years back and having a few hours to kill before my plane left so I went to the National Gallery.  I didn’t have a bunch of time so I went straight to the Old Master and found myself standing in front of a self portrait by Rembrandt.  I stood there about 5 feet away and was stunned and humbled.  I couldn’t imagine someone having that much talent. 


Flaubert is that good and  A Simple Heart (also titled A Simple Soul) is like that painting.  Stunning.  Humbling.   Quietly profound. 


5 stars and a nomination to be put on the “best novellas of all time” list.