Search Results: "Elinor Lipman"


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THE WAY MEN ACT by Elinor Lipman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 1992

"Compelling, darkly funny, defiantly romantic: a modern-day tale of manners."
Lipman's second novel may not have all the bite of her first (Then She Found Me, 1990), but, still, it serves up a ripe slice of love and life, late-80's style, complete with relevant issues: town vs. gown, truth vs. deception, and (the biggie) man vs. woman. Read full book review >

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THE VIEW FROM PENTHOUSE B by Elinor Lipman
Released: April 16, 2013

"This book has more romance and less satiric bite than the author's best comic novels (The Family Man, 2009, etc.)."
Lipman's latest is a post-financial-crash comedy about a 50-ish widow and her divorced sister living together in a Greenwich Village apartment. Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY MAN by Elinor Lipman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2009

"Another romantic comedy from the always clever Lipman."
Lipman (My Latest Grievance, 2006, etc.) returns with the story of a retired, gay New York lawyer who finds himself happily embroiled with his ex-wife's now adult daughter. Read full book review >

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THE LADIES' MAN by Elinor Lipman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"Funny, dumb, good-natured, predictable, and slick: Lipman knows what she wants to do and does it very well."
A romantic comedy of errors by the novelist whose previous labors in this vineyard (Isabel's Bed, 1995, etc.) have established her as a master hand. Read full book review >

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THE PURSUIT OF ALICE THRIFT by Elinor Lipman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2003

"A clever sweet tart, more tart that sweet."
Popular for sprightly if predictable romantic comedies (The Dearly Departed, 2001, etc.), Lipman stretches her boundaries in her newest by letting readers know early on that her lovers will not end up happily every after—at least not together. Read full book review >

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THE INN AT LAKE DEVINE by Elinor Lipman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"An upbeat and amusing romp through what is usually a minefield, by a writer who deftly makes her points but never preaches. (Author tour)"
Lipman (Isabel's Bed, 1995, etc.) again celebrates romance grounded in the real world as she wittily details love's rout of prejudice by two young couples. Read full book review >

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I CAN'T COMPLAIN by Elinor Lipman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 2013

"A feast of bite-sized morsels of humor and wisdom."
Accomplished novelist Lipman (Tweet Land of Liberty: Irreverent Rhymes from the Political Circus, 2012, etc.) exposes her journalistic roots by collecting over 30 "(all too) personal" essays and columns that have appeared in a number of periodicals. Read full book review >

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ISABEL'S BED by Elinor Lipman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"So well paced that you could devour it in one sitting, but so much fun that you'll regret finishing so quickly if you do. (Author tour)"
The unabashedly romantic Lipman (The Way Men Act, 1991, etc.) has a talent for turning talk-show fare and tabloid headlines into light yet meaningful fiction. Read full book review >

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THE DEARLY DEPARTED by Elinor Lipman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2001

"Austen would have approved: astringency with a happy ending."
Another sharply observed, if avowedly romantic, comedy of manners from Lipman (The Ladies' Man, 1999, etc.), an unreconstructed Janeite. Read full book review >

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ON TURPENTINE LANE by Elinor Lipman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Warm, clever, a little silly, a lot of fun."
A professional thank-you-note writer buys a house with a past and gets more than she bargained for. Read full book review >

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MY LATEST GRIEVANCE by Elinor Lipman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2006

"Not one of this popular author's best."
All hell breaks loose when a new dorm mother arrives at a second-rate New England girl's college in Lipman's eighth romantic comedy (The Pursuit of Alice Thrift, 2003, etc). Read full book review >

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LEAVING ALVA by Victoria Lipman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"An unappealing protagonist and uncertain motives add up to a disappointing debut."
A muddled debut novel, on the trials and tribulations of self-exploration, that fails to ignite the reader's sympathy for its wooden protagonist. Read full book review >