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Pages: 368

Language: English

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (19 Nov. 2013)

By: Dennis Ward(Author)

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Gigi, a fun-loving Jewish girl about to marry a Louisiana Cajun soldier at the end of World War II, reminisces about the war years and her family’s struggle to survive them. Gigi’s impeccable world of loving family, friends, and her plans to attend art school is shattered as the German army approaches Paris. Along with millions of other refugees, the family takes the decision to flee the advancing Nazis. Marked as rich Parisian Jews, her family is subject to people’s scorn while the French Republic crumbles around them. During the next four years, they will endure isolation, starvation, deportations of family and friends, and the horrors of the gestapo. Despite living through the grim realities of war, Gigi emerges from girlhood adolescence to become a beautiful young woman with a monumental sense of humor and lightness of being. Sometimes comic, sometimes tragic,"Mademoiselle Gigi" is an emotional roller-coaster that takes the reader on a page-turning journey from pure joy and laughter to despair and tears. Gigi’s indomitable spirit will inspire and capture your heart. Dennis Ward’s debut novel is based on the true life events of Gisele “Gigi” Carriton. The sequel, "Chez Gigi," will be ready for publication in 2014. To learn more about "Mademoiselle Gigi" and peruse Dennis Ward’s literary garden of books, plays, and short stories, visit

After many years of varied careers from respiratory therapist, computer systems engineer, and art gallery owner, I sometimes felt my working life was an “all you can eat buffet.” One day I was honest enough to accept I was more in tune with the artist’s way of life than the world of bits and bytes geekdom. A decision I never regret. During my journey as an author, some people have said my writing is a gift to humanity. I’ve told them so are adult Depends. Truly, I’m grateful to have the opportunity to write novels, stage plays, short stories, personal essays, and poems at an age when I have more hair growing out of my ears than on my head. I wish I would have jumped on the literary merry-go-round years ago; however, I think I needed many years to accumulate the wisdom, humor, and insight to be able to find my writer’s voice. My authorial journey continues into the coming year with some exciting events. Currently, I am publishing my debut novel, Mademoiselle Gigi, and writing the sequel, Chez Gigi. If that wasn’t enough, I am attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, seeking a degree in Creative Writing and editing for The Southwestern Review. Since 2006, I have written numerous short stories, personal essays, and two full length plays, which have been produced at the Cité des Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana. My play Chez Gisèle won as a finalist in the 2011 New Orleans Saints and Sinners Theater Festival full and will open the inaugural Acadiana Pride Festival for a three week run in March-April 2014. My personal essay Higgins Lake and Planet Claire have been recently published by Grey Wolfe Publishing in an anthology collection titled Summer Legends. Also, Desperate Living, an excerpt from Mademoiselle Gigi will be published by Grey Wolfe in Autumn Legends. To best relate my feelings about writing, I quote Somerset Maugham, “If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.”

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  • By vg on 31 March 2014

    This book is about one of my ancestors and I love it and can't put it down. It is also historically interesting generally.

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