Book Reviews of The Inn at Lake Devine (Vintage Contemporaries)

The Inn at Lake Devine (Vintage Contemporaries)
The Inn at Lake Devine - Vintage Contemporaries
Author: Elinor Lipman
ISBN-13: 9780375704857
ISBN-10: 037570485X
Publication Date: 4/27/1999
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 78 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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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.
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Elinor Lipman has a distinctive voice, which I have discovered recently, and am enjoying all her books.
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When 12-year-old Natalie Marx discovers that her family is refused reservations at an inn in Vermont because they are Jewish, she is confused, hurt, and angry. Natalie finds her way into the resort anyway, and so begins her life-long love/hate affair with the Inn at Lake Divine and its proprietors, the Berry family.
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I really loved this book. It was so well written and the characters had a depth to them that I appreciated. The storyline itself was interesting, thought provoking and well-done.
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I loved this book. Elinor Lipman is the best! She writes wonderful stories filled with great characters- delightful.
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I got this book for Christmas. It is delightful. Full of imagination and good humor.
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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!
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A quick read, but thought the development of the characters could have been better.
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This is a quick read- sad love story.
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Delightful.............A Delightful and provocative romantic comedy full of sparkling social mischief.......
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loved it! nice fast read. kinda reminded me of Dirty Dancing
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Wonderful story based on a real letter the author's mother received.
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Elinor Lipman recreates the world of the early '60s with the civil rights movement seen from the eyes of a young Jewish girl who is determined to attend a summer resort that might be anti-semitic. A good read with a great ending.
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this was a wonderful book, quick read, relationships, how does love really conquer all..great story..romantic comedy
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Great story with many zany twists and turns. I couldn't put it down.
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Elinor Lipman is GREAT. Very droll humor about young Jewish woman rejected for a stay at a Vermont inn because they "wouldn't feel comfortable". Of course things/stuff happens and she ends up falling for one one the in owner's sons.Great witty reading.
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I read this book for an online reading group, and I found it very enjoyable. My first impression was that it was going to be like the '80s movie "Dirty Dancing" considering the setting and the background of the main character, but as I got into it, I found it to be so much more.
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Wonderful story about the Jewish families in the 1960s.
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i have read this book twice & loved it. i have a hardcover for my "keeps" collection & am passing along this trade size softcover.
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really enjoyable and fun read.
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"A pucnh little comedy of manners...Think Jane Austen in the Catskills." - Chicago Tribune
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I really enjoyed this book. It kept my attention with great character development and a good plot.
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It's 1962 and all across America barriers are collalpsing. A family goes to Lake Devine for a resort vacation For twelve year old Natalie who has a stubborn sense of justice, the words are not a rebuff but and infuriating irresistible challenge.
A romantic comedy
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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 Gentiles. Fot twelve-year old Natalie, who has a stubborn sense of justice, the words are not a rebuff but an infuriating, irrestible challenge.