The Family Man

by Elinor Lipman

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on The Family Man

A gentle story of complicated relationships, very American – language, characters, life-style, every aspect – and very entertaining. With a light touch, amusing and witty dialogue amongst largely intelligent people, it’s certainly one of her best.


Comparison: Elizabeth Berg, Anne Tyler, Laurie Graham.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Family Man Synopsis

THE FAMILY MAN is classic Elinor Lipman - irresistible, incisive and pure pleasure to read. Henry Archer is a lawyer: successful, gay, lonely. Thalia, his estranged step-daughter, is about to embark on a risky plan to further her Hollywood career. Henry needs love; Thalia needs family. But is moving Thalia and her complicated love-life into the basement of his Manhattan townhouse a recipe for disaster? Or might chaos be the making of them all?

The Family Man Press Reviews

'Elinor Lipman's social satire is Larry David without the high-pitched whine...It's hard (even annoying) to have to put her novels... down. Delightful... snappy and smart'
LA Times

'Sparkling...original, funny, achingly human characters'
Entertainment Weekly

'Elinor Lipman's tenth book finds her at the top of her singular game... Lipman's comic touch remains light but never slight. She writes dialogue that sizzles with playful, effortless wit'
National Public Radio

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ISBN: 9780755329458
Publication date: 04/02/2010
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780755329458
Publication date: 4th February 2010
Author: Elinor Lipman
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Elinor Lipman

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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