The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles

Large Print - 2014
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When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Josephine Cortes is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two -- confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zoe -- is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager salary as a medieval history scholar. Meanwhile, Josephine's charismatic sister Iris seems to have it all -- a wealthy husband, gorgeous looks, and a trés 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: Josephine 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.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2014
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781410467676
1410467678
Branch Call Number: LPF PAN NVD
Characteristics: 589 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Dickinson, Helen 1967-
Rodarmor, William

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Mar 29, 2017

I was surprized to find it was more than chick lit. The family interactions were very interesting. although she does taken some fairly audacious name dropping leaps.

KCLSLibrarians Apr 14, 2014

Pancol has created an entertaining, easy-going story around the bonds and disconnections of a family living in and around Paris. It offers a great sense of place, and characterization. The transl. from French is sometimes awkward but the story is satisfying.

ChristchurchLib Dec 16, 2013

"Droll funny tale translated from the French and a big bestseller in Europe. Story of a woman whose husband runs off and whose sister seems to have the perfect life. When our heroine writes a novel which becomes a bestseller, her sister claims it, and the proceeds." Fiction A to Z December 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=711899

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