French Lessons by Ellen Sussman


Behind the Scenes of Ellen Sussman's French Lessons

Four Minutes in Paris with Authors Ellen Sussman and Paula McLain

French Lessons

Film rights for French Lessons have been sold to
Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne of Unique Features

French Lessons
 now available in the U.K.

O Magazine says:
if you liked The Help, you'll love French Lessons!

French Lessons hits the Entertainment Weekly MUST list!

French Lessons is a bestseller at The New York Times,
The San Francisco Chronicle, Indie Bound
and NPR!

People Magazine raves about French Lessons!
4 stars and a People Pick!

A single day in Paris changes the lives of three Americans as they each set off to explore the city with a French tutor, learning about language, love and loss, as their lives intersect in surprising ways.

Josie, Riley, and Jeremy have come to the City of Light for different reasons: Josie, a young high school teacher, arrives in hopes of healing a broken heart. Riley, a spirited but lonely ex-pat housewife, struggles to feel connected to her husband and her new country. And Jeremy, the reserved husband of a renowned actress, is accompanying his wife on a film shoot, yet he feels distant from her world.

As they meet with their tutors—Josie with Nico, a sensitive poet, Riley with Phillippe, a shameless flirt, and Jeremy with the consummately beautiful Chantal—each succumbs to unexpected passion and unpredictable adventures. Yet as they traverse the grand boulevards and intimate, winding streets, they uncover surprising secrets about one another—and come to understand long-buried truths about themselves.