Heartbreak and humor combine in this wonderfully written novel by French author Foenkinos. Delicacy explores the emotional life of Natalie, a young woman who falls in love and lives the perfect life until her husband is killed in a tragic accident. Natalie’s journey towards healing is told with humor and insight into the difficult process of starting over. The title reflects the sweet and delicate telling of the unlikely relationship that develops between Natalie and her co-worker Marcus. A touching story, refreshing style and appealing characters along with whimsical footnotes between chapters combine to make Delicacy a novel that is a pleasure to read and savor.