LET’S WEAVE HUGE HEARTS
I ended 2019 wishing this 2020 would be better. January is not an easy month: it’s cold, the Christmas lights go out and everything gets darker and sadder. Besides, if we come from negative inertia, it’s complicated that our attitude changes from one day to another. Despite this, we are lucky to have books in our agency that help us have more hope for what is to come. One of them is UN CORAZÓN LLENO DE ESTRELLAS (“A Heart Full of Stars”), by Àlex Rovira and Francesc Miralles, which, translated into nine languages and preceded by an excellent sales record, has been re-launched this month by Plataforma Editorial. Sometimes we think that these books have gone all the way and that everyone has already read them. However, experience has shown us that we were wrong and that there are still people who can discover these magnificent stories.
UN CORAZÓN LLENO DE ESTRELLAS (“A Heart Full of Stars”) offers us an endearing story full of hope and invites us to discover the unlimited power of love. The work takes us back to 1946, in Selonsville, a small village in the Alps. The harshness of a long winter refuses to leave the city that is recovering from the deep wounds of the war. From the roof of an orphanage, Michel and Eri, two inseparable friends, gaze at the night sky without knowing that the next morning Eri will no longer wake up. She is in a deep coma that the doctors are unable to reverse. Little Eri’s life is at risk, and the only one capable of helping her will be Michel, guided by the wise advice of an old woman. To achieve this, Michel will have to accomplish a mission: locate nine people and make a heart out of pieces of her clothing. During this adventure, the child will have to find out the secret of the unlimited love hidden inside him.
You don’t have to be in Michel’s situation to feel lost, it’s normal to feel that way in our daily lives. It is in these circumstances that a book, something that many do not value enough, can become an ideal tool. There are books as magical as this one that can help us. The authors of this book invite us to build a heart with pieces of people’s clothes that bring good things to our lives. My heart would be very big because I am lucky to be surrounded by good people, an extraordinary family and authors like Àlex and Francesc who guide us so that we can wake up every day with a smile. I thank Plataforma Editorial for recovering the backlist of these authors and not allowing these stories to fall into oblivion.