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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (112 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Catherine Texier Narrator: Josephine Bailey Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2004 ISBN: 9781415903162
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In this lush, lyrical, and marvelously evocative novel, Catherine Texier takes a mystery from her family’s past and draws from it a portrait of a remarkable woman, her great-grandmother Victorine. A young schoolteacher in a quiet province in France, Victorine had married and had two children. But when she falls desperately in love, she makes a startling choice, leaving her family for her lover and a new life in Indochina.

On a single day in 1940, as Victorine reflects on her past, we travel back with her, from the willow-lined canals of her childhood home in Vendée to sun-drenched days and languorous nights along the Mekong River at the dawn of the twentieth century. Hers is an unforgettable story of adventure and self-discovery, of a woman’s struggle between duty and independence, tradition and freedom, longing and regret.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele St John | 11/16/2012

    " Victorine: A Novel by Catherine Texier (2004) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martine Taylor | 9/10/2012

    " My mom and I both really liked this novel. Not quite sure why. Maybe the romantic notion of running away to China. Maybe it is the way the heroine is not quite satisfied with a run-of-the-mill life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 3/6/2012

    " Loved this book! Loved the flow, the pauses, and the fact that it's based on the author's relative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Lee | 2/22/2012

    " 1900 Saigon. Hard to read in some places. Interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wightknyte11 | 2/13/2012

    " Texier writes beautiful prose. I kept getting reminded of an oil painting while I read. I felt like I could just keep looking at the delicate brushstrokes. Wonderfully crafted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan Keating | 9/11/2011

    " Well written, engrossing, passionate. Good read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 8/17/2011

    " French woman leaves her husband and children to run away with her lover to Indochina. I enjoyed learning about the setting a lot- Indochina, Asian clothes and food, opium dens, etc.- but the story was just okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 8/2/2011

    " Texier writes beautiful prose. I kept getting reminded of an oil painting while I read. I felt like I could just keep looking at the delicate brushstrokes. Wonderfully crafted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 6/24/2011

    " Loved this book! Loved the flow, the pauses, and the fact that it's based on the author's relative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wightknyte11 | 7/9/2009

    " Texier writes beautiful prose. I kept getting reminded of an oil painting while I read. I felt like I could just keep looking at the delicate brushstrokes. Wonderfully crafted. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 poohtitin | 2/26/2009

    " yah ini buku so..so..lah
    lumayan menarik karena mengorek kisah masa lalu
    tapi gak ada sesuatu yang bikin greget "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/3/2009

    " Texier writes beautiful prose. I kept getting reminded of an oil painting while I read. I felt like I could just keep looking at the delicate brushstrokes. Wonderfully crafted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 6/4/2008

    " French woman leaves her husband and children to run away with her lover to Indochina. I enjoyed learning about the setting a lot- Indochina, Asian clothes and food, opium dens, etc.- but the story was just okay. "

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About the Author

Catherine Texier is the author of four novels, including Chloé l’Atlantique, Love Me Tender, and Panic Blood, as well as a memoir, Breakup. She was the co-editor of the literary magazine Between C & D, is a regular contributor to the New York Times, and has written for Newsday, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and Nerve.com. Texier lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Josephine Bailey’s impeccable narrations include the British classics Jane Eyre and The Secret Garden. She has also used her subtly nuanced style to enliven historical fiction and light romances. She has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.