The Ivy Chronicles

  • by Karen Quinn
  • Narrated by Julia Gibson
  • 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A Richard and Judy Summer Read Selection.
Fans of New York Times best seller The Nanny Diaries will rejoice in this wickedly hilarious novel, which acclaimed author Katharine Weber says is "much funnier and darker". Optioned for a major motion picture starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, The Ivy Chronicles skewers the twisted priorities of America's well-heeled elite. Ivy Ames, 40-something mother of two, loses her high-flying job (to downsizing) and her husband (to their neighbor) in the same day. To pay for her daughters' private schooling, she starts a new business helping wealthy Manhattanites get their resume-toting youngsters into the best kindergartens. Soon her clients include media moguls, mob bosses, and a lesbian couple that believes their adopted African-American disabled son is "the triple crown of diversity" who schools will clamor to enroll. Prepare to laugh uncontrollably, and possibly be a little frightened, by this witty look at our sometimes preposterous society.

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What the Critics Say

"A guilty pleasure worth indulging." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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Very entertaining

This is good fun and well plotted. The central character is likeable. Elsewhere I read a review where the reviewer criticised the narrator's voice - I did not mind it at all and it is the right voice for the story but perhaps listen to a sample.
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- Nelly_dog

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-02-2005
  • Publisher: Recorded Books