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The Pursuit of Alice Thrift
The Pursuit of Alice Thrift
Author: Elinor Lipman
Meet poor Alice Thrift, surgical intern in a Boston hospital, high of I.Q. but low in social graces. She doesn’t mean to be acerbic, clinical, or painfully precise, but where was she the day they taught Bedside Manner 101? Into Alice’s workaholic and romantically challenged life comes Ray Russo, a purveyor of fairground fudge, in nee...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780679463139
ISBN-10: 0679463135
Publication Date: 6/2003
Pages: 288
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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A very funny novel about a workaholic intern with no private life who is pursued by a former patient, who isn't quite all he seems.
Quirky characters, fascinating characters, disillusionment, romance, Lipman puts it all in all of her novels. I've loved every one I've read.
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A fun comic novel. Alice is a very unique character, a caricature of the goody two-shoes, wallflower, nerd. I didn't like her but I appreciated what Lipman was trying to do with her.

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