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Lipman, Elinor

Overview
Works: 33 works in 273 publications in 5 languages and 18,984 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  College stories  Humorous fiction  Domestic fiction, American  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Narrator
Classifications: PS3562.I577, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elinor Lipman
The pursuit of Alice Thrift : a novel by Elinor Lipman( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Thrift, a socially inept surgical intern at a Boston hospital, is pursued romantically by shady social climber Ray Russo, until her roommate and her neighbor decide to guide Alice through the social complexities of life
The family man by Elinor Lipman( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hysterical phone call from Henry Archer's ex-wife and a familiar face in a photograph upend his well-ordered life and bring him back into contact with the child he adored, a short-term stepdaughter from a misbegotten marriage long ago. Henry is a lawyer, an old-fashioned man, gay, successful, lonely. Thalia is now twenty-nine, an actress-hopeful, estranged from her newly widowed eccentric mother-Denise, Henry's ex. Hoping it will lead to better things for her career, Thalia agrees to pose as the girlfriend of a horror-movie luminary who is down on his romantic luck. When Thalia and her complicated social life move into the basement of Henry's Upper West Side townhouse, she finds a champion in her long-lost father, and he finds new life-and maybe even new love-in the commotion
Then she found me by Elinor Lipman( Book )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate to start a family, New York schoolteacher, April Epner hits a midlife crisis when, in quick succession, her husband unexpectedly abandons her and her adoptive mother dies. She gets another shock when she meets her biological mother, an eccentric, self-centered talk show host, whom at first she rejects. Then the divorced dad of one of her students begins courting April. As her life is turned upside-down, April finds herself opening up in ways she had never imagined
My latest grievance by Elinor Lipman( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chafing under the claustrophobic care of her liberal parents, Frederica Hatch finds her snug world transformed by Laura Lee French, a new college dorm mother who had once been married to Frederica's earnest and unglamorous father
The Inn at Lake Devine : a novel by Elinor Lipman( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New England, love conquers all between Jews and Christians. Jewish Natalie Marx overcomes the bias of the Christian Berrys to marry Kris Berry, while Christian Nelson Berry overcomes the bias of the Jewish Feldmans to marry Linette Feldman. Both families own hotels
Isabel's bed by Elinor Lipman( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A budding writer, Harriet Mahoney, is hired by a socialite to ghost write her biography. The socialite, Isabel Krug, was in bed with her lover when his wife appeared, gun in hand. Now Isabel wants the world to know her side of the story. Harriet moves into Isabel's huge mansion and the novel chronicles their amusing relationship.--
The ladies' man : a novel by Elinor Lipman( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advertising executive Harvey Nash, a famed womanizer, returns to his fiancée, 30 years after walking out on her. Still single, Adele Dobbin lives with two unmarried sisters and the result is a ménage à quatre, plus all the other women in his life
The dearly departed : a novel by Elinor Lipman( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonny Batten returns to King George, New Hampshire for her mother's funeral and meets her half-brother, an attractive police chief, and a chance to change her life
The view from Penthouse B by Elinor Lipman( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two newly-single sisters, one a divorceé, the other a widow, become roommates with a handsome, gay cupcake-baker as they try to return to the dating world of lower Manhattan
The way men act : a novel by Elinor Lipman( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One-time popular and eye-catching Melinda LeBlanc finds her world as a successful florist is not enough
On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An endearing romantic comedy from the beloved best-selling author of The Family Man and The View from Penthouse B At thirty-two, Faith Frankel has returned to her claustro-suburban hometown, where she writes institutional thank-you notes for her alma mater. It's a peaceful life, really, and surely with her recent purchase of a sweet bungalow on Turpentine Lane her life is finally on track. Never mind that her fiance is off on a crowdfunded cross-country walk, too busy to return her texts (but not too busy to post photos of himself with a different woman in every state. And never mind her witless boss, or a mother who lives too close, or a philandering father who thinks he's Chagall. When she finds some mysterious artifacts in the attic of her new home, she wonders whether anything in her life is as it seems. What good fortune, then, that Faith has found a friend in affable, collegial Nick Franconi, officemate par excellence. Elinor Lipman may well have invented the screwball romantic comedy for our era, and here she is at her sharpest and best. On Turpentine Lane is funny, poignant, and a little bit outrageous."--
I Can't Complain : (All Too) Personal Essays by Elinor Lipman( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A winning collection of essays about home, love, cooking, politics, and the writing life from the acclaimed novelist
My latest grievance by Elinor Lipman( Recording )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederica Hatch finds her comfortable world transformed by Laura Lee French, a new college dorm mother and former Rockette who had once been married to Frederica's father
Then she found me : a novel by Elinor Lipman( Recording )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

April Epner teaches high school Latin, wears flannel jumpers, and is used to having her evenings free. Bernice Graverman brandishes designer labels, favors toad-sized earrings, and hosts her own tacky TV talk show: Bernice G! But behind the glitz and glam, Bernice has followed the life of the daughter she gave up for adoption thirty-six years ago. Now that she's got her act together, she's aiming to be a mom like she always knew she could. And she's hurtling straight for April's quiet little life
The family man by Elinor Lipman( Recording )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful but lonely man reconnects with a long-lost stepdaughter and her newly widowed mother and finds his life turned upside down
Into love and out again : stories by Elinor Lipman( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the acclaimed author of Isabel's Bed comes a delightful collection of short stories. These wry and sassy tales illustrate the vulnerable heartbeat beneath the brash style of the eighties. Behind their professional self-assurance, Elinor Lipman's characters question and fear, search and yearn for that most elusive of commodities--love
The view from Penthouse B by Elinor Lipman( Recording )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unexpectedly widowed Gwen-Laura Schmidt is still mourning her husband when her sister Margot invites her to join forces as roommates in Margot's luxurious Village apartment. For Margot, divorced amid scandal, it's a chance to shake Gwen out of her grief and help make ends meet. To further this effort she enlists a third boarder, the handsome Anthony. The arrival of Margot's paroled ex in the apartment downstairs creates complications, and the chance for all sorts of unexpected forgiveness"--Container
Isabel's bed by Elinor Lipman( )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A budding writer, Harriet Mahoney, is hired by a socialite to ghost write her biography. The socialite, Isabel Krug, was in bed with her lover when his wife appeared, gun in hand. Now Isabel wants the world to know her side of the story. Harriet moves into Isabel's huge mansion and the novel chronicles their amusing relationship. By the author of The Way Men Act
I can't complain : (all too) personal essays by Elinor Lipman( Recording )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elinor Lipman shares a charming take on modern life. Looking back and forging ahead, she considers the subjects that matter most. Topics range from a celebration of four decades of All My Children, stories of unexpected widowhood, caring for elderly parents, and much more
On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman( Recording )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At thirty-two, Faith Frankel has returned to her claustro-suburban hometown, where she writes institutional thank-you notes for her alma mater. It's a peaceful life, really, and surely with her recent purchase of a sweet bungalow on Turpentine Lane her life is finally on track. Never mind that her fiance is off on a crowdfunded cross-country walk, too busy to return her texts (but not too busy to post photos of himself with a different woman in every state). And never mind her witless boss, or a mother who lives too close, or a philandering father who thinks he's Chagall. When she finds some mysterious artifacts in the attic of her new home, she wonders whether anything in her life is as it seems."--
 
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Alternative Names
Elinor Lipman American novelist

Elinor Lipman Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Elinor Lipman novelist

Elinor Lipman novelista estadounidense

Elinor Lipman US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Lipman, Ellie

Lipman, Ellie 1950-

リプマン, エリノア

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The family manThen she found meMy latest grievanceThe Inn at Lake Devine : a novelIsabel's bedThe ladies' man : a novelThe dearly departed : a novelThe way men act : a novel