Le Mariage

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Penguin, Apr 1, 2001 - Fiction - 336 pages
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From the author of the acclaimed bestseller and 1997 National Book Award finalist, Le Divorce, comes a sparkling comedy of manners once again set in the world of Americans in Paris.

Anne-Sophie is a young Frenchwoman engaged to Tim Nolinger, an American journalist hot on the trail of a breaking story: The theft of a valuable illuminated manuscript from a private collection in New York, which may now be in the possession of a reclusive film director living on the outskirts of Paris. As Tim, Anne-Sophie, a pair of American antique dealers, and one amorous member of the local gentry converge on the director's chateau, the director's wife--a former actress--is accused of desecrating a national monument. Add to that a disappearing American; a hunting contretemps; a wrongful arrest; and murder, and you have this sexy, stylish, delight of a novel that celebrates the paradoxes of marriage and morality as they are perceived on both sides of the Atlantic. Filled with the author's pithy insights and hilarious asides, Le Mariage is Diane Johnson at her very best.

 

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User Review  - Kristin Dow - Goodreads

A painful read; didn't finish which I rarely do. Some bright spots at the beginning, but it was so choppy and uneventful I ended up super bored. Turned me off from this writer. Read full review

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User Review  - Thierry Sagnier - Goodreads

Le Mariage is the follow-up to the runaway bestseller Le Divorce, which was made into a pretty good movie. It's a fun read, and I would have given it 5 stars, but it reminded me a bit too much of the ... Read full review

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Contents

Clara
AnneSophie
What AnneSophie
La Virtue
Delias Story
Dernier Train
Sunday Morning
Hotel Le Mistral
Hospitality
The Driad Apocalypse
The Arrest of Monsieur Savard
Confidences
The Arrest
Prison
Have You Heard What Happened to Clara?
The Prisoner

Goddess of the Hunt
Will You Wear White?
Tears at the Tennis Club MarneGarcheslaTour
Who Is Tim?
Where Is Gabriel?
The Clipping
Illuminating Manuscripts
The Invitations
The Houseguest
At Madame du Barrys
StirCrazy
Word from Gabriel Chapter 30 Out on Bail
Clara and Delia
Cave Canem
The Shadow of the Altar
The Hunting World
Take It Off Take It
Tim and Antoine Talk
Public Opinion
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Diane Johnson is the author of many works of fiction and non-fiction including Le Mariage, Fair Game, and Lesser Lives. She is a two-time finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

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