Josephine Series

2 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 70 ratings

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles Publisher's Summary

Le Divorce meets The Elegance of the Hedgehog in this hilariously entertaining mega-best seller from France.

When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Joséphine Cortès is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two - confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zoé - is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager salary as a medieval history scholar. Meanwhile, Joséphine's charismatic sister Iris seems to have it all - a wealthy husband, gorgeous looks, and a très chic Paris address - but she dreams of bringing meaning back into her life.

When Iris charms a famous publisher into offering her a lucrative deal for a twelfth-century romance, she offers her sister a deal of her own: Joséphine will write the novel and pocket all the proceeds, but the book will be published under Iris's name. All is well - that is, until the book becomes the literary sensation of the season.

©2013 Katherine Pancol; 2013 Penguin Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles

    • A Novel
    • By: Katherine Pancol, William Rodarmor (translator), Helen Dickinson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 60

    When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Joséphine Cortès is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two - confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zoé - is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager salary as a medieval history scholar. Meanwhile, Joséphine's charismatic sister Iris seems to have it all - a wealthy husband, gorgeous looks, and a très chic Paris address - but she dreams of bringing meaning back into her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating, moving, unforgettable

    • By Bernard Lernout on 06-21-15

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 2

    • The Slow Waltz of Turtles

    • Josephine Series, Book 2
    • By: Katherine Pancol
    • Narrated by: C.S.E Cooney
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Forty-something mother of two Josephine Cortès is at a crossroads. She has just moved to a posh new apartment in Paris after the success of the historical novel she ghostwrote for her sister, Iris. Still struggling with her divorce - the result of her husband running off to Kenya to start a crocodile farm with his mistress - she is now entangled too in a messy lie orchestrated by her sister. And just when things seem they can't get any more complicated, people start turning up dead in her neighborhood.

    Regular price: $31.49