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Lessons in french : a novel

Author: Hilary Reyl
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It's 1989, the Berlin Wall is coming down, and Kate has just graduated from Yale, eager to pursue her dreams as a fledgling painter. When she receives a job offer to work as the assistant to Lydia Schell, a famous American photographer in Paris, she immediately accepts. It's a chance not only to be at the center of it all, but also to return to France for the first time since she was a lonely nine-year-old girl,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2011045815
(OCoLC)766607068
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Reyl
ISBN: 9781451655049 1451655045
OCLC Number: 892933449
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed October 06, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Dedication; Chapter One; Chapter Two; Chapter Three; Chapter Four; Chapter Five; Chapter Six; Chapter Seven; Chapter Eight; Chapter Nine; Chapter Ten; Chapter Eleven; Chapter Twelve; Chapter Thirteen; Chapter Fourteen; Chapter Fifteen; Chapter Sixteen; Chapter Seventeen; Chapter Eighteen; Chapter Nineteen; Chapter Twenty; Chapter Twenty-One; Chapter Twenty-Two; Chapter Twenty-Three; Chapter Twenty-Four; Chapter Twenty-Five; Chapter Twenty-Six; Chapter Twenty-Seven; Chapter Twenty-Eight; Chapter Twenty-Nine; Chapter Thirty; Chapter Thirty-One; Chapter Thirty-Two; Chapter Thirty-Three Chapter Thirty-FourChapter Thirty-Five; Chapter Thirty-Six; Chapter Thirty-Seven; Chapter Thirty-Eight; Chapter Thirty-Nine; Chapter Forty; Chapter Forty-One; Chapter Forty-Two; Chapter Forty-Three; Chapter Forty-Four; Chapter Forty-Five; Chapter Forty-Six; Chapter Forty-Seven; Chapter Forty-Eight; Chapter Forty-Nine; Chapter Fifty; Chapter Fifty-One; Chapter Fifty-Two; Chapter Fifty-Three; Chapter Fifty-Four; Chapter Fifty-Five; Chapter Fifty-Six; Chapter Fifty-Seven; Chapter Fifty-Eight; Chapter Fifty-Nine; Chapter Sixty; Chapter Sixty-One; Acknowledgments; Reading Group Guide; Introduction Topics & Questions for DiscussionEnhance Your Book Club; A Conversation with Hilary Reyl; About the Author; Copyright
Responsibility: Hilary Reyl.

Abstract:

It's 1989, the Berlin Wall is coming down, and Kate has just graduated from Yale, eager to pursue her dreams as a fledgling painter. When she receives a job offer to work as the assistant to Lydia Schell, a famous American photographer in Paris, she immediately accepts. It's a chance not only to be at the center of it all, but also to return to France for the first time since she was a lonely nine-year-old girl, sent to the outskirts of Paris to live with cousins while her father was dying. Kate may speak fluent French, but she arrives at the Schell household in the fashionable Sixth Arrondissement both dazzled and wildly impressionable. She finds herself surrounded by a seductive cast of characters, including the bright, pretentious Schells, with whom she boards, and their assortment of famous friends; Kate's own flamboyant cousin; a fellow Yalie who seems to have it all figured out; and a bande of independently wealthy young men with royal lineage. As Kate rediscovers Paris and her roots there, while trying to fit into Lydia's glamorous and complicated family, she begins to question the kindness of the people to whom she is so drawn as well as her own motives for wanting them to love her. In compelling and sympathetic prose, Hilary Reyl perfectly captures this portrait of a precocious, ambitious young woman struggling to define herself in a vibrant world that spirals out of her control. Lessons in French is at once a love letter to Paris and the story of a young woman finding herself, her moral compass, and, finally, her true family.

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