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Author: Katherine Pancol Narrator: Ellen Archer Publisher: Penguin Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2013 ISBN: 9780698135901
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Le Divorce meets The Elegance of the Hedgehog in this hilariously entertaining mega-bestseller from France When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Joséphine Cortès is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two—confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zoé—is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager salary as a medieval history scholar. Meanwhile, Joséphine’s charismatic sister Iris seems to have it all—a wealthy husband, gorgeous looks, and a très chic Paris address—but she dreams of bringing meaning back into her life. When Iris charms a famous publisher into offering her a lucrative deal for a twelfth-century romance, she offers her sister a deal of her own: Joséphine will write the novel and pocket all the proceeds, but the book will be published under Iris’s name. All is well—that is, until the book becomes the literary sensation of the season. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Lucky you! You’re about to succumb to France’s most irresistible writer! At the end of this delicious, tender, funny, heartwarming novel, you’ll feel as if Iris and Joséphine are part of your family.”

    Tatiana de Rosnay, New York Times bestselling author of Sarah’s Key

  • “Thought Parisian women are perfect? Think again. A delicious treat about separation, sisterhood, and turning tables.”

    Inès de la Fressange, New York Times bestselling author of Parisian Chic

  • “There is a gorgeous and invigorating zip and sparkle to the writing. You read it with a big smile.”

    Elizabeth Buchan, New York Times bestselling author of Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman

  • “Pancol’s runaway French bestseller is a satisfying Cinderella story…delicious.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Ellen Archer offers a charming rendering of the first book in Pancol’s character-driven trilogy…Archer slips easily into the myriad characters, offering fascinating insights into people’s motivations, behaviors, and an author’s writing process. Thanks to Archer’s satisfying performance of this well-written English translation of Pancol’s French bestseller, listeners will eagerly await the next installments.”


  • “Riveting…Delicious morsels involving every family member compel attention in a title that will appeal to fans of Marian Keyes and Olivia Goldsmith.”


  • “Pancol deftly manages the constellation of characters in a clear-eyed, warmly funny tale.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Selected for the January 2014 Indie Next List
  • A 2013 Library Journal Editor’s Pick
  • A November 2013 LibraryReads Pick

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About the Author

Katherine Pancol is one of France’s best-known contemporary authors, with millions of copies of her books in print in thirty languages. She lives in Paris.

About the Narrator

Ellen Archer has narrated numerous audiobooks and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, as well as the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She is an actress, and singer with a degree in opera performance from the Boston Conservatory. She has performed extensively on the New York stage and in regional theaters.