By (author) Diane Johnson
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L'affaire by Diane Johnson
Book DescriptionIn Diane Johnson s L Affaire, Amy Hawkins, a smart, pretty Palo Alto girl whomade herself a dot-com fortune, goes to France to get a sheen of sophistication and, perhaps, to have an affair that will ruffle her all-too-steady heart. Amy starts her quest in the French Alps in the town of Valmeri, amid an assortment of aristocrats and ski enthusiasts.When two of the hotel s guests, esteemed English publisher Adrian Venn and his much younger American wife, Kerry, are swept away by an avalanche, Adrian s children young, old, legitimate, illegitimate assemble in Valmeri to protect their interests.Amy, already suspect because she is American, steps in to assist, and unintentionally sets in motion a series of events that spotlight ancient national differences, customs, and laws. Filled with love, sex, death, and travel, L Affaire is Diane Johnson at her very best in a comedy of contemporary manners played out between the sexes as they stumble over cultural barriers and slam into cultural stereotypes."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780452285637
(210mm x 135mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Diane Johnson
American Writers in Europe, Hardback (October 2013)
These essays explore the impartial critical outlook American writers acquired through their experiences in Europe since 1850. Collectively, contributors reveal how the American writer's intuitive sense of freedom, coupled with their feeling of liberation from European influences, led to intellectual independence in the literary works they produced.
Into A Paris Quartier, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Diane Johnson
With her delicious imagination and wry, opinionated voice, Diane Johnson makes a companionable and fascinating guide to a classic neighborhood as cosmopolitan as it is quintessentially French.
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Author Biography - Diane Johnson
Diane Johnson is the author of the bestselling novel Le Divorce, a 1997 National Book Award finalist, as well as twelve other books, including the novels Persian Nights, Health and Happiness, Lying Low, The Shadow Knows, and Burning (all available in Plume editions). She divides her time between San Francisco and Paris.
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