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At some point, the main character gets bored and I did too and I was not in a better mood when I read the unrealistic end.
I cannot tell you how many times I picked this book up and started to read the first chapter, and just as quickly put it back down to go on to something more alluring.
I'm not sure that I can recommend this book to anyone, but perhaps if you are really interested in reading a story about the French, you should try reading it.
It's easy to see why this book was turned into a Hollywood movie. It has a melodramatically faltering marriage, infidelity, a hot affair involving lots of strangely significant... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Anne-Marie
This is a fun, frothy read if you want to escape to France. Isabel goes to help her pregnant sister, Roxeanne, who has been abandoned by her French husband. Read morePublished 5 months ago by L. M. Keefer
The style is not great but it's the way ms Johnson writes her characters that brings this novel down. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Paula de la Cruz
I tried. I really tried. The constant use of French phrases throughout got tedious and pretentious. I do know some basic French, but hey, not that much. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Pat Gallagher
I HIGHLY recommend NOT SPENDING hard earned leisure time or money on this novel. Pleasure reading should be a pleasure! Sadly, there was no pleasure to be found in "Le Divorce". Read morePublished 14 months ago by KimPossible
This book is an incisive study of Franco/American cultural differences, expertly conceived and realized as a modern-day comedy of manners. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Janet Hulstrand
Recommended. The French have a complicated relationship with foreigners of all stripes, but especially Americans. Read morePublished 21 months ago by John Pearce
I read that this book was a national bestseller and national book award finalist and figured I couldn't go wrong. Unfortunately, I did. Read morePublished on May 15, 2012 by booklvr28
This is a novel with a lot of virtues: a lively, witty, often insightful narrative, and a large cast of characters, from two continents. Read morePublished on December 18, 2011 by Tacitus