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The Pleasing Hour

The Pleasing Hour

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Published by Recorded Books .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatAudio cassette
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8151623M
ISBN 10078879423X
ISBN 109780788794230
OCLC/WorldCa48540324

  Winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, Lily King's splendid novel, The Pleasing Hour, is based on her experiences while traveling throughout France and Spain. She worked as an au pair during her four-year adventure and was inspired to begin writing. Having suffered a tremendous loss, year-old Rosie decides to make a fresh start. Taking a job as a nanny .   In Kidd’s (The Invention of Wings, , etc.) feminist take on the New Testament, Jesus has a wife whose fondest longing is to is the daughter of Matthias, head scribe to Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee. She demonstrates an exceptional aptitude for writing, and Matthias, for a time, indulges her with reed pens, papyri, and other 16 C.E. office supplies.

By the author of the highly acclaimed, award-winning debut, The Pleasing Hour, a riveting portrait of a haunted single mother and her teenage son Unanimously praised for her first novel, The Pleasing Hour, which was called "splendid powerful[and] so assured it's hard to believe the book itself is her debut" by The New York Times Book Review, Lily King has written a thrilling successor. The award-winning novel of a young American girl in France—hailed as "an impressive debut" that is "written with quiet, lyric forcefulness" (Elle). A New York Times Notable Book Young, inexperienced, and fleeing a terrible personal loss, Rosie—th.

The Pleasing Hour was a “pleasing” book in many ways. After reading the first few chapters, I was impressed with the author’s ability to produce exactly the picture or emotion she wanted me to have with her magnificent description. We meet American Rosie, the main characters, in a small French village, Plaire, living with and working for /5(78). The Pleasing Hour A Novel (Book): King, Lily. Starting Tuesday, Curbside Pickup will also be available at Dublin, Northern Lights, Southeast and Whetstone branches. Find more details here.


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The first novel from a new literary voice brimming with sensitivity and lyricism, The Pleasing Hour is the story of an American in Europe whose coming-of-age defies all our usual conceptions of naivete and experience. Fleeing a devastating loss, Rosie takes a job as an au pair with a Parisian family and soon finds the comfort and intimacy she longs for with their children/5.

The Pleasing Hour was a “pleasing” book in many ways. After reading the first few chapters, I was impressed with the author’s ability to produce exactly the picture or emotion she wanted me to have with her magnificent description. We meet American Rosie, the main characters, in a small French village, Plaire, living with and working for /5().

About The Book. The first novel from a new literary voice brimming with sensitivity and lyricism, The Pleasing Hour is the story of Rosie, an American au pair in Europe whose coming-of-age defies all our usual conceptions of naïveté and experience.

Every autumn, on a day called la rentrée, hundreds of filles descend upon Paris to move in with Parisian families and care for the n: An intriguing but fractured debut about a downhearted American au pair’s year in France: it’s intended as a retreat from pain but instead brings her awareness of the painful burdens others must bear, and for far longer than she has carried hers.

Coming to Paris to live on a houseboat was like stepping into a dream for year-old Rosie, even though Nicole, the mother of her family, was a Author: Lily King. As for "the pleasing hour," it seems to call up the moment of special light that glows when the sun falls below the mountains. In the novel this is called "the mauve hour." Perhaps, The Pleasing Hour book "red sky at night, sailors' delight," it predicts good weather ahead for all the Tivots, and Rosie too.

Lily King's "The Pleasing Hour" is an amazing book. The sensitively drawn portraits of the protagonist and all the characters--including the children--cast light on individual and cultural difference, and on how one young American's ideas of identity and self-discovery contrast with the French family and environment in which she makes her new home.5/5(5).

The Pleasing Hour is a find, and a joy.” —Beth Gutcheon, author of Saying Grace and Five Fortunes “In this lovely, subtle debut novel, Lily King writes with delicacy and wisdom of inner and outer lives, of exclusion, loneliness, and survival/5(7).

The Pleasing Hour, Lily’s debut novel, is the story of Rosie, an American au pair in Paris whose coming of age defies all our usual conceptions of naïveté and experience.

Rosie is fleeing an unspeakable loss that has left her homesick for her family. About the Book Fleeing a devastating personal loss, a young American woman heads to Paris to work as an au pair and finds both trouble and salvation within the Tivot family. A first novel.

35, first printing. $50, ad/promo. The Pleasing Hour Lily King, Author Atlantic Monthly Press $24 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. ARTICLES New Coronavirus Updates for the Book Biz. The Pleasing Hour is a find, and a joy.” Beth Gutcheon, author of Saying Grace and Five Fortunes In this lovely, subtle debut novel, Lily King writes with delicacy and wisdom of inner and outer lives, of exclusion, loneliness, and survival.

The Pleasing Hour A Novel. Lily King. 12 Ratings; $; $; Publisher Description. The award-winning novel of a young American girl in France—hailed as “an impressive debut” that is “written with quiet, lyric forcefulness” (Elle).

A New York Times Notable Book /5(12). Get this from a library. The pleasing hour: a novel. [Lily King] -- Lily King's highly acclaimed, award-winning debut novel is the story of Rosie, an American au pair in Paris whose coming of age defies all our usual conceptions of naïveté and experience.

Rosie is. The first novel from a new literary voice brimming with sensitivity and lyricism, The Pleasing Hour is the story of an American in Europe whose coming-of-age defies all our usual conceptions of naivete and experience.

Fleeing a devastating loss, Rosie takes a job as an au pair with a Parisian family and soon finds the comfort and intimacy she longs for with their children and the father, Marc. Get this from a library. The pleasing hour: a novel. [Lily King] -- The lyrical memoir of an American au pair girl in France.

She is Rosie of New Hampshire who becomes a little too friendly with the man of the family and is banished to a village in Provence to care. The Pleasing Hour audiobook, by Lily King Winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, Lily King's splendid novel, The Pleasing Hour, is based on her experiences while traveling throughout France and Spain.

She worked as an au pair during her four-year adventure and was inspired to begin writing. Having suffered a. Check out this great listen on Winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, Lily King's splendid novel, The Pleasing Hour, is based on her experiences while traveling throughout France and Spain.

She worked as an au pair during her four-year adventure and w. The Pleasing Hour by Lily King Rosie goes to Paris to be an au pair. Her baggage includes a motherless childhood and a teen pregnancy deliberately and secretly planned in order to give her barren sister a much-desired child.

Being an au pair in Paris follows the delivery of the baby and is designed to. Her first novel, The Pleasing Hour (), won the B&N Discover Award, was a New York Times Notable Book and an alternate for the PEN/Hemingway Award. King is. The Pleasing Hour A Novel (Book): King, Lily: Rosie, an American au pair, comes to live with Nicole and Mark Tivot and their family on a houseboat in Paris.

After one of the children witness something she shouldn't between Rosie and Marc, Rosie moves to the south of France to care for the Nicole's elderly aunt, where she soon learns she has much in common with the austere Nicole.

The pleasing hour by Lily King; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Fiction, Americans, Americans in fiction, France in fiction, Young women, Au pairs; Places: France.The Pleasing Hour A Novel (Book): King, Lily: The lyrical memoir of an American au pair girl in France.

She is Rosie of New Hampshire who becomes a little too friendly with the man of the family and is banished to a village in Provence to care for an old aunt. But it is so pretty there and she is so appreciated "it does not feel like penitence.".Editions for The Pleasing Hour: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition), (Hardcover published in ), (Paperba.