Diane Asks for a Recount

Original title: Diane demande un recomptage (vol.2)

Publication Date:

January 2020



Original language and publisher

French | Editions XYZ

Territories Handled

English (World excl Canada), France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Scandinavia

Territories Sold

English (World) (Anansi)
English Audio (Dreamscape)
French Audio (Audible)
Germany (Eichborn)


Commercial Fiction

Diane Asks for a Recount

Original title: Diane demande un recomptage (vol.2)


Very compelling — René Homier-Roy, ICI Radio-Canada

Grounded and dense characters, perfectly chiseled sentences and a fine sense of humor even in the most difficult parts. — L’Actualité

Lavoie continues to bring her brand of intelligent pop fiction to life using clever and accessible language that steers clear of clichés. A feel good book ? Absolutely. Where other novels rankle for their always-happilyever- after formula, the author of Autopsy of a Boring Wife reminds readers that friendship, generosity and a good bottle of wine can do wonders to ease life’s misfortunes. — Le Devoir

After Autopsy of a Boring Wife, Diane is back in this follow-up novel chronicling her adventures in the dating world as she embarks on a new career. Her marriage may be over, but she has more than enough love to go around and gives it away generously.

First, to her grown children, next to her best friend Claudine and her daughters, then to a classroom of children who soak up her attention, and finally to Madeleine, her sweet, wizened old neighbor whose big drafty house becomes a haven for stray cats.

But there’s still room in her heart for a man who can treat her like royalty… like the Lady Di she is.