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Le Divorce
Le Divorce | Diane Johnson
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Set in Paris, LE DIVORCE is an alluring and elegant comedy of love and divorce French-style. Isabel Walker, a young, not-so-innocent, American abroad, arrives in Paris to find that her sister's French husband ('the frog prince') has just walked out. While Isabel embarks on her own sentimental education - seduced by gourmet food, antiques, existentialism and an older man - her sister's marriage disintergrates into bitter Franco-American wrangles over money, titles and a mysterious painting. With a sharp tongue and an ironic eye for the foibles of the Parisian bourgeoisie, the French art world and American ex-patriots, Isabel is a collector of experience, even those she can't control. Comedy veers suddenly close to tragedy as passionate jealousy, self-interest and artistic intrigue interweave.
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GidgetsTreasures75
Le Divorce | Diane Johnson
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7-7-19: My 55h finished book of 2019! #ledivorce #dianejohnson 👍🏼📖#️⃣5️⃣5️⃣

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nadine_swartz
Le Divorce | Diane Johnson
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Halfway through the book, the pace and cohesion really dropped off. I skimmed the rest of the book and find myself being disappointed with the conclusion. The final chapter read especially disappointing.

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What is this fuckery?! Hello, female essentialism. How this novel ends up becoming a trope-reliant coming-of-age narrative while heavily commenting on the Bosnian War astounds me. Like a couple of Goodreads reviewers, I think I'll be skimming the rest of this one.

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nadine_swartz
Le Divorce | Diane Johnson
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While I have more than a issues with this novel, she hits the nail right on the head here. #believewomen

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nadine_swartz
Le Divorce | Diane Johnson
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One beach read down, and on to the next!

KateFulfordAuthor If you run out...?! If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 2y
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megfab
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And today I learned what the word "decorticate" means, even though I am rereading this wickedly funny novel. How did I not look it up the first time?

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Chrisalynn
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I love this book. It's an amazing story about life not going perfectly but ending up with a better outcome than one imagined.