Book Reviews of The Dearly Departed

The Dearly Departed
The Dearly Departed
Author: Elinor Lipman
ISBN-13: 9780375724589
ISBN-10: 0375724583
Publication Date: 8/13/2002
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Very funny.
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"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.
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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."
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I just loved this book. Lipman writes SUCH a great story. You'll laugh at and love the characters.
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"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!!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.