Janet McMahon

Biography

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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Books

In These Troubled Times
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,740. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Urban
Ten friends in Washington, D.C., cope with the reality of the 2016 presidential election. Resisting, raging, accepting, totally freaking out. It's the story of how they deal with each other, and with a racist homophobe who wants to Make America Great Again. How they pull themselves together to face the new world order.
Left Bank Right Bank
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,830. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A kaleidoscopic journal of 20 years in Paris, from 1988 to 2008. During that time the Berlin Wall fell, the European Union was created, and 9/11 ushered in a new age of growing xenophobia. This is not dreamy, romantic Paris, but everyday Paris, revealed through its immigrants, artists and artisans. Written with a light and humorous touch, it's a new look at an American in Paris.
Departure
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,880. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Hannah and Zeke quit their jobs in mid-career and parachute themselves into the bewildering landscape of Greece of the 1980's. It's just a few years after Greece has joined Europe, and decades before finding itself in the economic and political doghouse. This is the story of Hannah's discoveries of Greek culture, ancient and modern, and what she learns about herself and her American past.
Rosie Ipecac: The Paris Years
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 138,610. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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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