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The Inn at Lake Devine (Vintage Contemporaries)
The Inn at Lake Devine - Vintage Contemporaries Author:Elinor Lipman It's 1962 and all across America barriers are collapsing. But when Natalie Marx's mother inquires about summer accommodations in Vermont, she gets the following reply: The Inn at Lake Devine is a family-owned resort, which has been in continuous operation since 1922. Our guests who feel most comfortable here, and return year after year, are Gent... more »iles. For twelve-year-old Natalie, who has a stubborn sense of justice, the words are not a rebuff but an infuriating, irresistible challenge.
In this beguiling novel, Elinor Lipman charts her heroine's fixation with a small bastion of genteel anti-Semitism, a fixation that will have wildly unexpected consequences on her romantic life. As Natalie tries to enter the world that has excluded her--and succeeds through the sheerest of accidents--The Inn at Lake Devine becomes a delightful and provocative romantic comedy full of sparkling social mischief. « less
I don't usually have time to sit down and read a book cover to cover, but I found myself wanting to do just that with this book. It's a light-hearted, not-corny romance, and the characters are likable. It was also a welcome respite from some of the heavier books I've been reading.
i loved this book, i grew up jewish and never felt very religious, so marrying out of my faith was not a big deal, none of by siblings married jewish either.. anyway, this book was well written, a great story and i enjoyed it from start to end!