The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles by Katherine Pancol
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Pancol’s writing is light and fluffy and her plot and characters are re-warmed clichés, but all these elements are seamlessly woven together. Her clean and sharp declarative prose wastes no time and never interferes with the narrative drive...It’s very slick chick lit of the Bridget Jones variety, with a decidedly Parisian accent.
-Toronto Star

Synopsis

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.
 

About Katherine Pancol

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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.
 
Published December 31, 2013 by Penguin Books. 447 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Sep 09 2013

...the stars are aligned in Joséphine’s favor, and readers will stay with her until the glass slipper is firmly back on her foot.

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Toronto Star

Good
Reviewed by Michel Basilieres on Mar 31 2014

Pancol’s writing is light and fluffy and her plot and characters are re-warmed clichés, but all these elements are seamlessly woven together. Her clean and sharp declarative prose wastes no time and never interferes with the narrative drive...It’s very slick chick lit of the Bridget Jones variety, with a decidedly Parisian accent.

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