France Dubin


Books in Easy French
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France Dubin holding her books
France Dubin

Books in Easy French


Reading a book in French can be difficult, even for advanced learners. France's books are written in conversational French. They are fun to read, and include amusing quizzes and a complete English translation. They are recommended for all French learners.

These books will greatly increase your French vocabulary and improve your confidence.


Petits meurtres français (Little French Murders)

A Murder Mystery in Easy French


Alice, une Américaine qui adore parler français, veut étudier à Paris. Elle passe une semaine dans une école de langue pour les adultes. Les étudiants sont sympathiques et l’école est située sur la plus belle avenue de Paris. Au début c’est le rêve ! Mais son rêve tourne au cauchemar quand madame Douce, sa professeure de français, est retrouvée morte dans la salle de classe.


Alice, an American who loves to speak French, wants to study in Paris. She spends a week in a language school for adults. The students are friendly and the school is located on the most beautiful avenue in Paris. At first, it's a dream! But her dream turns into a nightmare when Madame Douce, her French teacher, is found dead in the classroom.











A Murder Mystery in Easy French


Alice et Liz, deux Américaines, ont décidé de passer une semaine à Paris. Elles sont folles de joie. Elles ont loué un superbe appartement dans le quartier Latin. Elles sont prêtes pour des vacances de rêve !


Malheureusement, le lendemain de leur arrivée, le propriétaire de l’appartement est retrouvé mort dans la cuisine.


Alice and Liz, two Americans, decided to spend a week in Paris. They are overjoyed. They rented a beautiful apartment in the Latin Quarter. They’re ready for their dream vacation!


Unfortunately, the day after they arrive, the landlord is found dead in the kitchen.










Belles Histoires à Paris (Beautiful Stories in Paris)

Petit déjeuner à Paris
(Breakfast in Paris)

Jacqueline, an American divorcée, is going to Paris for the first time in her life. In this magical city, she will discover many surprises, including about herself.

With this fun novel, written in easy French, we visit the city of lights with Jacqueline. It's a fantastic way to learn new vocabulary and to travel to Paris!

Excerpt:

Il est neuf heures du matin. Jean-Luc doit arriver dans deux heures. En attendant son arrivée, je décide d’aller marcher un peu dans les rues de Paris. Trois jours, c’est court, je ne veux pas perdre une minute.


Déjeuner à Paris
(Lunch in Paris)

Jacqueline, an American divorcée, is going back to Paris after her first trip six years ago. In this magical city, she will discover many surprises, including about herself.

With this fun novel, written in easy French, we visit the city of lights with Jacqueline. It's a fantastic way to learn new vocabulary and to travel to Paris!


Excerpt:

Ce matin, j’ai décidé d’aller visiter le Musée de Carnavalet. J’ai choisi ce musée pour deux raisons. Ce musée n’est pas très grand, et il se situe dans le quartier du Marais. Le quartier où j’ai rencontré Steven pour la première fois.

Dîner à Paris
(Dinner in Paris)

Jacqueline, a middle aged American woman, is happily married to Raphaël, the owner of a charming little restaurant in Paris. She absolutely loves her life in this city. But a sudden tragedy derails her perfect life.


With this novel, written in easy French, we visit the city of lights with Jacqueline. It's a fantastic way to learn new vocabulary and to travel to Paris!

Excerpt:

Sur chaque table de bois, je place deux assiettes, deux verres, deux fourchettes, deux couteaux et deux cuillères. Je mets aussi sur chaque table des serviettes en tissu, une salière et une poivrière. Pour la touche finale, j’ajoute un petit vase avec des fleurs. Voilà, tout est prêt.


The Merde Trilogy

Helen, a middle aged American, wants to learn French to exercise her brain. Every week, she takes a French class. She writes her diary in French, capturing the joys and frustrations of learning this beautiful language.

Note: this book contains adult language.

This book, the first in a series, should be the first novel you read in French!

Excerpt:

J’ai travaillé mon français aujourd’hui. J’ai lu à haute voix les mots que nous avons appris cette semaine. J’ai aussi écrit les mots sur des petites cartes. Je suis très fière de moi. Ce soir, je vais boire un grand verre de vin rouge français.

Helen decides to continue learning French. She is now taking French II and is trying to understand the passé composé. Merde, c'est difficile (it's hard)! Reading her fun diary, we follow Helen's progress in learning the language of love.

Note: this book contains adult language.

This book should be the second novel you read in French, right after you read "Merde, It's Not Easy to Learn French", volume 1 in this series!

Excerpt:

À la fin du cours, Madame France nous a dit : « Est-ce que vous savez pourquoi les Français aiment manger les escargots ?... Les Français aiment manger les escargots parce qu’ils n’aiment pas le fast-food ! »

Helen and a few of the adults in her French class are going to Paris! She cannot wait to use her French!

Note: this book contains adult language.

This book should be the third novel you read in French, right after "Merde, French is Hard...but Fun!", volume 2 in this series!

Excerpt:

À la maison, je parle français avec mon chien Caramel. Il comprend déjà quelques commandes : assis, reste, au pied, apporte. Je pense qu’il est très doué pour les langues. Peut-être même est-il plus doué que moi...

Other Books by France Dubin

Une famille compliquée
(A Complicated Family)

John and Becky, two American grandparents from Texas, are visiting their son Joshua, who lives in France with Caroline, his French wife, and their son Guillaume.

After a few fun days in a typical small French village with their son’s family, Becky and John are ready to do some sightseeing. They can’t wait to visit antique shops, a few old castles and a lot of wineries.

Unfortunately, their son has another plan for his parents...

Excerpt:

Betsy pense à son fils. Pourquoi, mon Dieu, a-t-il décidé de vivre en France ? Betsy ne le comprend toujours pas. Le Texas est si beau ! Et la ville de Taylor est si belle.


What Readers Are Saying

"Yes, finally a fun and relatable book that makes learning French so enjoyable. I laughed out loud because I recognized these characters/students and followed their adventures of learning French with great anticipation. I was so caught up in their lives that I forgot I was actually reading in French. I enjoyed the wonderful illustrations that increased my understanding. Also I got to learn many words and phrases that would never be in a textbook.

I recommend to anyone who loves learning while having fun!"

Denise

"Finally, an introductory book, written in simple French with quick translations available as needed, and designed for adults!"
Lelia

"I highly recommend France Dubin’s books for adults who want to learn, review, or refresh French. I am grateful to the author for giving me a way to teach French in a fun, interesting, and easy way. Her books allow the students to read and practice French in the real context of a journal written by a woman they can relate to. As they read about her daily life and funny adventures in French class and at home they become successful learners by using real language in their own journal.

If you only remember boring textbooks filled with arduous grammatical exercises and monotonous dialogs please give these books a chance and you will rediscover the joy of learning French."

Marie-Hélène Tedford