"With her trademark humor and warmth, the beloved author of The Ladies' Man and The Inn at Lake Devine explores going home again..."
Elinor Lipman has a gift; this is another wonderful book.
A delightful novel about family secrets, untimely death and unlikely alliances. An easy read, but - as the NY Times review put it - "her characters achieve a quiet depth."
I just loved this book. Lipman writes SUCH a great story. You'll laugh at and love the characters.
"A delightful novel about family secrets, untimely death, and unlikely alliances" -- that about sums it up!
Elinor Lipman novels are always hard to summarize -- just read & enjoy!!
I enjoyed the book. Sunny Batten's mother dies and she returns to the small NH town where she grew up. She was always a loner, living in a house rented from the town for a pittance; her mother was a single parent; Sunny was the sole female golfer on the school's team and was picked on. She realizes that maybe her childhood wasn't as bad as she remembers. And she finds a huge surprise at her mother's funeral.
This book is hard to describe. Funny, heartbreaking, and a little weird. But the characters are great, and you didn't want the book to end because there was so much more that could happen. Definately recommend!
Light, quick read. Some of Lipman's blurbs refer to her as a modern day Jane Austen, but I think that is going overboard. Reminds me a bit of some of Mameve Medwed's novels.
This was a cute, light-hearted story with a subtle romance. I enjoyed it very much. It provided a great break from some of the heavier stories I've been reading.