Other books bySusan Conley
Paris Was the Place
“Sensual and seductive, Paris Was the Place pulls you in and doesn’t let you go. Find your nearest chair and start reading. With her poet's eye, Conley has woven a vivid, masterful tale of love and its costs.” —Lily King, author of Father of the Rain When Willie Pears begins teaching at a center for immigrant girls who are all hoping for French asylum, she has no idea it will change her life. As she learns their stories, the lines between teaching and mothering quickly begin to blur. Willie has fled to Paris to create a new family for herself by reaching out to her beloved brother, Luke, and her straight-talking friend, Sara. She soon falls for Macon, a charming, passionate French lawyer, and her new family circle seems complete. But Gita, a young girl at the detention center, is determined to escape her circumstances, no matter the cost. And just as Willie is faced with a decision that could have potentially dire consequences for both her relationship with Macon and the future of the center, Luke is taken with a serious, as-yet-unnamed illness, forcing Willie to reconcile with her father and examine the lengths we will go to for the people we care the most about. In Paris Was the Place, Conley has given us a beautiful portrait of on how much it matters to belong: to a family, to a country, to any one place, and how this belonging can mean the difference in our survival. This is a profoundly moving portrait of some of the most complicated and glorious aspects of the human existence: love and sex and parenthood and the extraordinary bonds of brothers and sisters. It is a story that reaffirms the ties that bind us to one another.
Jane Boyers, sleek, gorgeous and highly successful TV executive, barely has time to eat and sleep, let alone keep up with old friends. Especially ones like Miranda, who has rejected glamorous New York in favour of settling with the love of her life in rural Ireland. But when Jane's career comes crashing down, her panicked response is to jump straight on a plane to Dublin and throw herself on Miranda's mercy. Life there is definitely not what Jane is used to, and the culture shock goes both ways. When she gets herself mixed up with an independent theatre company, her no nonsense American approach gets right up the natives' noses ? particularly the rather attractive nose of Shay Gallagher, the enthusiastic, if hopelessly disorganised director. And sparks really fly when Shay and Jane are forced to take the lead roles in the company's first production...
The Fidelity Project
Jacinta Quirke and Maxine O'Malley, a.k.a. Jax and Max, need a plan, fast. They?ve just heard rumours that they are about to lose their jobs at advertising agency ACJ in Dublin. Could they make it in the (supposedly) more lucrative world of TV? Their proposal: a documentary on fidelity. Is long-term monogamy a sham as cynical Max believes? Or will Jax, the hopeless romantic, prove her wrong. Putting a variety of couples into the hot seat, they get the cameras rolling. But when they turn on each other?s love-lives, the trouble really starts... Friendship, passion and fidelity ? nothing?s ever simple when it comes to love.