The Ivy Chronicles

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

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

"A guilty pleasure worth indulging." (Booklist)


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The Ivy Chronicles

Humorous, unexpected and delightful. Almost impossible to walk away from the car radio where I listen to the story. Fun... and I want more. The reader brings the story alive with the diferent voices of the characters. Cudos.
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- Charles Consky

Funny, funny, funny!

The Ivy Chronicles is hilarious! I've thoroughly enjoyed the story, as well as the superb reader. If you're looking for a good novel that's endless fun, you'll enjoy this book. The descriptions and punning names made me laugh out loud. Granted, I did look like a nutcase listening (and laughing) to this on my iPod in the grocery store, but who wouldn't laugh at the description of "Baby Face" the new at-home Botox injection that makes its unwitting users look like stroke victims?
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- Kristin

Book Details

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