Passing Love tells the story of Nicole-Marie Handy, who has loved all things French since she was a child. After the death of her best friend, determined to get out of her rut, she goes to Paris, leaving behind a marriage proposal. While there, Nicole chances upon an old photo of her father-lovingly inscribed, in his hand, to a woman Nicole has never heard of. What starts as a vacation quickly becomes an investigation into his relationship to this mystery woman. Moving back and forth in time between the sparkling Paris of today and the jazz-fueled city filled with expatriates in the 1950s, Passing Love is the story of two women dealing with lost love, secrets, and betrayal...and how the City of Light may hold all of the answers.
Jacqueline Luckette worked for Xerox for twenty years before becoming an author. In 2004, she was featured in O Magazine for her group The Finish Party, seven other women writers-of-color who provide strong support for each other's writing, good meals, friendship and fun. Her first novel is Searching for Tina Turner. Passing Love is her second novel.
ZZ Packer is the author of the story collection Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and a New York Times Notable Book of 2003. A graduate of Yale (B.A.), Johns Hopkins (M.A.) and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (M.F.A.), she was also a Stegner fellow at Stanford University. Her work has been recognized with a Guggenheim fellowship, the Whiting Award, and by inclusion in the Best American Short Stories 2000. In 2010, she was named one of The New Yorker's "20 Under 40" writers of note.
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