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Ivy Chronicles by Karen Quinn
  

Ivy Chronicles

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Reviewed on Richard and Judy on 13th July 2005.
A redundant woman reinvents herself. Based on the authorâs experiences, itâs a real eye-opener to the wheeling and dealing of well-heeled New Yorkers as they battle to place their four-year olds in the best private kindergartens! Itâs an astute hoot. Really poking at the lengths people will go to be seen to be socially elite, all bound round a charming romance in a nice easy read. It has just been chosen as one of the six featured titles for Richard and Judy's summer read.


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Synopsis

Ivy Chronicles by Karen Quinn

Having lost her high-powered Wall Street job, her husband and her plush Park Avenue apartment in one afternoon, Ivy Ames emerges broken but unbowed. The newly-single mother-of-two picks herself up, dusts herself down and reinvents herself as a private school admissions adviser whose well-heeled clients will do (literally) anything to get their children into the A-list schools. Thus begins a fast-paced and very funny rom com as Ivy's bid to support her family and regain her self-esteem becomes a tale of modern-day reinvention - and unexpected romance.

Reviews

'A very funny and frequently eye-popping tale of unnatural selection in the jungle of New York City's private kindergartens ... If you think you may be a neurotic parent, read this and feel sane'

ALLISON PEARSON

'A tale both harrowing and hilarious'

DAILY TELEGRAPH

'Hilarious, spirited and wise. With humour and heart, Karen Quinn brilliantly skewers the insanely competitive world of wealth we love to hate'

LESLIE SCHNUR, author of THE DOG WALKER.

About the Author

Karen Quinn

New York-based Karen Quinn runs Smart City Kids, a business dedicated to guiding families through the application process to Manhattan's most competitive schools.

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Book Info

Publication date

16th May 2005

Author

Karen Quinn

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Author's Website

karenquinn.net/

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Debuts of the Month

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780743492164

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