Contributors and staff of WestView News can take pride in Marc Levy’s comments in a letter to the publisher that he likes the paper and reads it cover to cover every month. He also enclosed a generous check to the paper.
Marc is a widely read French author who now lives in the West Village with his wife Pauline and their young son. Marc and Pauline recently accepted George and Maggie Capsis’ invitation for a get-acquainted visit in their garden. I was on hand to translate if necessary; no translation was needed—the family lived in London and Toronto prior to settling here.
George requested that Marc write about an article for WestView News about his decision to come to the U. S. (please see his article in this issue)
Marc and Pauline say that articles often explain things that baffle them. Citing a recent example, they asked themselves why the concrete frames have been left at the 150 Charles Street construction site, guessing that they might be there to take advantage of some loophole in the building code. This is indeed the case as explained in an article in the August issue.
Marc confessed that he once stole a copy of the paper from a neighbor when he did not get his own copy. “I have never stolen anything in my life,” he said, explaining that he knew his neighbor was away for a month, “plus it started to rain, so it would have gotten ruined.” I’m sure all is forgiven.
Marc Levy has published 10 novels so far; his novels have been translated into 42 languages and have sold 23 million copies. His first novel, “If Only it were True”, published in 1999, was made into a Hollywood film by Stephen Spielberg entitled “Just Like Heaven.” Amazon lists English translations of several of the novels, as well as some in the original French.