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Kirkland author’s debut memoir launches

Kirkland resident Linda Kovic-Skow recently launched her debut memoir,
Kirkland resident Linda Kovic-Skow recently launched her debut memoir, 'French Illusions, My story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley.'
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Kirkland resident Linda Kovic-Skow recently launched her debut memoir, “French Illusions, My story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley.”

In the summer of 1979, 21-year-old Linda Kovic contracts to become an au pair for an aristocratic French family in the Loire Valley. To secure the position, she pretends to speak the language, fully aware her deception will be discovered once she arrives at her destination.

Based on the author’s diary, “French Illusions” captures the author’s fascinating and often challenging real life story inside and outside the Château de Montclair. Her compelling story details her challenges and triumphs as she tries to adjust to her new life with Madame and Monsieur Dubois and their children.

Kovic-Skow has been married for 27 years and has two daughters. An enthusiastic traveler, she also enjoys boating, gardening and socializing with friends.

“French Illusions” is the culmination of a three-year project. For more information, visit www.lindakovicskow.com.

 

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