Elinor Lipman - Author

About the Author

Elinor Lipman's sharp, funny, life-enhancing fiction is loved by readers everywhere, and by writers as varied as Anita Shreve and Nigella Lawson, Maggie O`Farrell and Carol Shields. Her novels include The Inn at Lake Devine, Isabel`s Bed and The Way Men Act, and, most recently, My Latest Grievance: three are currently in development as feature films. Lipman`s novel Then She Found Me was the basis for a major film of the same name, released in 2008. She divides her time between Massachusetts and New York City.

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Family Man

Family Man

Author: Elinor Lipman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2009

A hysterical phone call from Henry Archer's ex-wife and a familiar face in a photograph upend his well ordered life and bring him back into contact with the child he adored, a short-term stepdaughter from a misbegotten marriage long ago. Henry is a lawyer, an old fashioned man, gay, successful, and lonely. Thalia is now 28, a hopeful actress, estranged from her newly widowed crackpot mother-Denise, Henry's ex. Hoping it will lead to better things for her career, Thalia agrees to pose as the girlfriend of a former child star and current horror movie luminary who is down on his romantic luck. When Thalia and her complicated social life move into the basement of Henry's Upper West Side townhouse, she finds a champion in her long lost father, and he finds new life-and maybe even new love-in the commotion.

My Latest Grievance

My Latest Grievance

Author: Elinor Lipman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2008

Frederica Hatch, born and raised in a college dorm and chafing under the care of "e;the most annoyingly evenhanded parental team in the history of civilization,"e; is starting to feel that her life is stiflingly snug. Then into this cozy but claustrophobic world comes Laura Lee French, a wannabe Rockette and the new dorm mother at the lackluster women's college where Frederica's parents teach and agitate. Further disturbing the peace is the fact that Miss French-in the distant past-had been married to Frederica's earnest and unglamorous father. Fearing scandal and campus glee, the three Hatches and Laura Lee attempt to keep their secret.

The Way Men Act

The Way Men Act

Author: Elinor Lipman Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2008

No one writes like Elinor Lipman; her novels are heart-warming, life-affirming, funny, sharp and wise. And in THE WAY MEN ACT she turns her attention to small-town life, and to trying to fall in love when everyone is watching... Melinda is a florist. She doesn't want to be. She never intended to come home to Harrow, Massachusetts and, if she did, she planned to be married with a great job, not single and designing her former classmates' wedding bouquets. What's worse, why does she care so much that her sort-of friend Libby has set her sights on a fellow shopkeeper? She doesn't have a crush on handsome, chivalrous Dennis herself. Does she?

The Inn At Lake Devine

The Inn At Lake Devine

Author: Elinor Lipman Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2007

It's 1962 and Natalie Marx is shocked when her mother receives this reply to her enquiry about summer accommodation in Vermont: 'Our guests who feel most comfortable here, and return year after year, are Gentiles.' It was not complicated, as her mother pointed out. 'They had a hotel; they didn't want Jews. We were Jews.' For the intrepid twelve-year-old Natalie, the words are an infuriating, irresistible challenge. She manages to wangle an invitation to join a friend on holiday there - and, as her obsession begins with the family that has excluded her, she sets in train events which will change her life, and which will tie her forever to the eccentric family who run the Inn at Lake Devine

My Latest Grievance

My Latest Grievance

Author: Elinor Lipman Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2007

'When I was born in 1961, it was to instant campus celebrity.' Frederica Hatch, the charming, precocious child of sweetly bonkers parents, has an idyllic if spoilt childhood in the grounds of the small, not very good, Dewing college. Everything is perfect - and then she discovers that her father has a secret. Worse still, his secret has a name: the glamorous and untrustworthy Laura Lee French, his estranged wife. And worst of all, Laura Lee's new job at Dewing is going to shatter the Hatches' little world.

Isabel's Bed

Isabel's Bed

Author: Elinor Lipman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2007

When Harriet Mahoney first saw it, Isabel Krug's bed was covered in sheared sheep and littered with celebrity biographies. The unpublished, fortyish, and recently jilted Harriet had fled wintry Manhattan in response to a mysterious ad in the New York Review of Books: "e;Book in progress? Why not share my Cape Cod retreat? Roomy and peaceful-your life will be your own."e; In a room with a view atop a Truro dune, Harriet starts on a different path to fulfillment by ghostwriting The Isabel Krug Story, based on the sexy blonde's tabloid past-specifically, a nasty night in Greenwich, Connecticut, when Guy Van Vleet died and Isabel lived to tell about it. Unusually talented in the man department, Isabel revamps and inspires Harriet as they gear up to tell all. Life according to Isabel is a soap-opera extravaganza, an experience to be swallowed whole-and the attitude is catching.

Isabel's Bed

Isabel's Bed

Author: Elinor Lipman Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2006

Isabel is a glamorous blonde with a sensational past; Harriet is a bookish single would-be writer who never takes risks - except once. That risk is to answer an advert; Isabel wants to tell her story and only a ghostwriter, constantly on-hand in her luxurious Cape Cod hideaway, will be able to do it for her. The job goes to Harriet, who quickly discovers that living with Isabel is a lesson - in sex-appeal, in secrets and in seizing the moment - she's needed all her life.

Isabel's Bed

Isabel's Bed

Author: Elinor Lipman Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/1998

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