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The Resource The yellow eyes of crocodiles, Katherine Pancol ; translated by William Rodarmor and Helen Dickinson

The yellow eyes of crocodiles, Katherine Pancol ; translated by William Rodarmor and Helen Dickinson

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The yellow eyes of crocodiles
Title
The yellow eyes of crocodiles
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Pancol ; translated by William Rodarmor and Helen Dickinson
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"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, 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 tres 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"--
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When Josephine Cortes finally kicks her do-nothing, two-timing husband out of the house, she struggles to make a living for herself and her two daughters. Despite the criticism and contempt of her own family members, the mousy and insecure Josephine gradually emerges as an entirely new creature. The secondary characters add lots of personality and drama to the tale, and the overall effect is entertaining and light–with some touching moments and bright flashes of insight as well. -- Nancy Russell for LibraryReads
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10232319
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DLC
Dewey number
843.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Josephine novels
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adult
Label
The yellow eyes of crocodiles, Katherine Pancol ; translated by William Rodarmor and Helen Dickinson
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
434, 12 pages
Isbn
9780143121558
Lccn
2013028077
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)837144047
Label
The yellow eyes of crocodiles, Katherine Pancol ; translated by William Rodarmor and Helen Dickinson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
434, 12 pages
Isbn
9780143121558
Lccn
2013028077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)837144047

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