After two sisters, Laure and Marie, learn of their parents' plan to sell the family's summer retreat, L'Agapanthe, they devise a scheme for attracting a wealthy suitor who can afford to purchase the estate. Selling it would mean more than just losing a place to go during the summer--for the sisters, it's become a necessary part of their character, their lifestyle, and their past.
L'Agapanthe, a place of charm and nostalgia, is the perfect venue to exercise proper etiquette and intellect, though not all its visitors are socially savvy, especially when it's a matter of understanding the relationships between old money and the nouveau riche. The comedy of manners begins: with stock traders, yogis, fashion designers, models, swindlers, the Mafia, and a number of celebrity guests.
Laure--the witty, disarming, and poignant narrator--guides the reader through elegant dinners, midnight swims in the bay, and conversations about current events, literature, art, and cinema. The Suitors is an amusing insider's look at the codes, manners, and morals of French high society.
|Grouped Work ID||e47fb05a-b486-7a73-7d3f-dbdd3f069dbe|
|Grouping Author||david weill cécile|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-05-16 23:09:20PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-15 00:10:08AM|
|auth_author2||Coverdale, Linda., Reading, Kate.|
|author||David-Weill, Cécile, 1960-|
|author2-role||Blackstone Audio, Inc., Coverdale, Linda., Reading, Kate.|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library, Richland Park, Southeast|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction, Richland Park - Adult Audiobook, Southeast - Adult Audiobook|
|display_description||Two upper class sisters hatch a scheme to attract a wealthy suitor to purchase their family's summer estate, L'Agapanthe, when they learn of their parents' plan to sell it in this comedy of manners.|
|format_catalog||Book, CD audio book|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books|
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|itype_catalog||Book, CD audio book|
|local_callnumber_catalog||CD AUDIO Fiction David-W, Fiction David-W|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library, Richland Park, Southeast|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000401988|Book|Books||English|Other Press,|c2012.|421 p. ; 21 cm., ils:CARL0000404650|CD audio book|Audio Books|[Library ed.], unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc.,|p2013.|7 sound discs (ca. 8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.|
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Rich people -- France -- Fiction, Sisters -- France -- Fiction, Upper class families -- France -- Fiction|
|title_full||The suitors / Cecile David-Weill ; translated from the French by Linda Coverdale, The suitors [sound recording] / by Cecile David-Weill ; [translated by Linda Coverdale]|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Rich people, Sisters, Upper class families|