“[In Gap Year Girl,] Bohr steps outside of her comfort zone and explores the world…and she vividly conveys her experiences, such as when she describes the chaotic streets of Morocco and the loneliness of the bucolic French village Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Bohr shines…provid[ing] glimpses of herself as a whole person, not simply a traveler. Gap Year Girl is an excellent choice…a travelogue filled with historic places, but its personal stories provide its highlights.”
— Kirkus Reviews

Marianne Bohr has that rare knack of bringing the kaleidoscope of experience alive with a few well-crafted words; she seduces her reader away from black and white text into a reality where all the senses are teased.
– Kev Reynolds, Bestselling author of The Tour of Mont Blanc, Cicerone Guides

SONY DSCMarianne C. Bohr is a writer, editor and French teacher whose book, Gap Year Girl: A Baby Boomer Adventure Across 21 Countries, was published in September 2015 (She Writes Press). She married her high school sweetheart and travel partner, and with their two grown children, follows her own advice and travels at every opportunity. Marianne lives outside Washington, DC in Bethesda, MD, where after decades in publishing, followed her Francophile muse to teach French. Gap Year Girl is her first book.

Order Gap Year Girl: A Baby Boomer Adventure Across 21 Countries now from these fine retailers or ask for it at your local bookstore:

Barnes & Noble
Politics and Prose
Book Passage


19 responses to “Home

  1. Laura Hieronymus

    April 20, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Madame Bohr – Please add my email for future updates


  2. Ron Davis

    April 27, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Good luck for a successful launch.


  3. Catherine Boyd

    April 28, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Congrats! Please add me to your mailing list


  4. Donna Slaten

    April 28, 2015 at 12:52 am

    Would love updates!!!


  5. Terry Baldwin

    April 28, 2015 at 10:16 am

    wonderful, seductive blurb!


  6. John Gamble

    April 28, 2015 at 9:40 pm



  7. carolejuarez

    April 29, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Can’t wait!


  8. Amy Rossmeis

    May 6, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Can’t wait to get my copy- what an amazing accomplishment!


  9. Peggy Ryan

    May 17, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    I am so excited to read your book- a story that will bring to life the wonderful world of travel and new adventures!


  10. Alfedo Odenac

    May 17, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    You’re my hero Gap Year Girl!


  11. A. E. Canedo

    May 17, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    I’m looking forward to following your adventures and getting your updates!


  12. L. Prieto

    May 18, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Congratulations! I can’t wait for the book to hit the shelves.


  13. Kathleen Caubo

    May 18, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    What an adventure! We look forward to reading all about your travels!


  14. Kit Ryan

    May 19, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Congratulations! Looking forward to reading all about your great adventure!


  15. Kevin G. Ryan

    May 27, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I’ve seen many of the trip pictures, now I/m waiting to read about the adventure. Good luck with the book launch and hope to see a book signing locally.


  16. b stefanek

    June 1, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Chouette!! Look forward to reading it. i will resendmy parcel let me know when you receive it


  17. Rod Colvin

    July 19, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Marianne: Just saw a write up about your new novel in an IBPA e-newsletter! Congratulations!!
    How exciting! Rod Colvin


  18. Thomas H. Brouillard

    August 13, 2015 at 10:20 am

    All the best, Marianne! Can’t wait to read your book! -Tom (HC’78)


  19. The Happy Camper Studio

    August 16, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Such a pleasure to meet you at the conference, and I am looking forward to watching your success. Best of luck and congratulations!



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