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Elinor Lipman: On Turpentine Lane

  • May 08, 2018
  • 12:00 PM
  • The Vintage Club, 75001 Vintage Dr W, Indian Wells, CA 92210
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Lipman was described by one reviewer as having “... a way of crafting books so utterly charming that you want to set up residence inside them.” Both witty and wise, Lipman is the author of Then She Found Me, a 1990 novel which was adapted for the screen into a popular movie starring Helen Hunt, Bette Midler, Colin Firth and Matthew Broderick. Lipman has taught writing at Simmons, Smith and Hampshire colleges and held the Elizabeth Drew Chair in Creative Writing at Smith College.

Lots of information at elinorlipman.com

"Light and tight, On Turpentine Lane is constructed with an almost scary mastery. Not a single thread dangles, not a single character is left without a place in Faith's world. The story folds out and back in as neatly as an origami flower, and Faith recounts it all with a raised eyebrow and plenty of cheek."
Michelle Wildgen, for The New York Times Book Review

"Lipman has taken lessons from our great chroniclers of the quotidian, from Geoffrey Chaucer to Jane Austen. The result, in On Turpentine Lane, provides a light but serious antidote to what ails us all these days." 
Washington Post


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