Rosie Ipecac: The Paris Years

Buffalo bombshell Rosie Ipecac makes a hasty marriage to hotshot lawyer Johnny Moran when he is suddenly assigned to Paris. Rosie hasn't a clue to what either Paris or her new husband are all about. Thanks to a clairvoyant, an eccentric fashionista and Inspector Maigret, she finds out more than she wanted to know. Along the way she shows us a Paris you've never seen before.

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About Janet McMahon

Janet McMahon is an American writer who has lived in France for 24 years, working as a translator, dubbing supervisor and photographer. Before that she lived in Greece for three years, working as a newspaper columnist and English teacher. She grew up in New York and also worked as a reporter and photographer in Virginia.

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Review by: Walden Goode on Oct. 9, 2012 : (no rating)
This is a funny and fabulous book that has already attracted ecstatic reviews from readers of the print edition published through McNally Jackson bookstore in NY. This is a Paris and voice you've never seen or heard before. Here are a few of those reviews:

"What a pleasure it has been to take that wonderful tour of Paris in the hands of such a charming, funny, clever and tender guide. Roseola made me laugh with her as she watched pigeons, bowled, went to the Laundromat, the dry cleaner, or to the butcher shop—“forget the stuffing.” Florida reader

"I think Rosie is quite brilliant. I loved the characters, from Rosie and Johnny down to the butcher and the painter with his lunch and the woman who kept the Lav lively and Hannah et al. Ditto for your depictions of Paris that make me feel as though I've spent a year and a half living there.... And for your writing, which is always fresh & never clichéd." Oregon reader

"I laughed out loud at her humor (rare for me)--you've accomplished perfect comic timing in your sentences! I felt introduced to a beautiful, rare, honest intelligent soul finding her way through the tricky territory of being human on earth. The physical book pleases me too, such nice paper pages to turn." San Francisco reader

"Will there be a sequel? The closest relative to this novel that I've ever read is Nora Ephron's Heartburn, but Rosie is much, much better! I can see a film of this, and I hope Tom Hanks options it!" Virginia reader
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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