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Elinor Lipman

USA flag (b.1950)

Elinor Lipman is the author of eight novels about contemporary American society and a collection of short stories. Born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, Lipman graduated from Simmons College where she studied journalism. She lives in Western Massachusetts and Manhattan, and received the New England Book award for fiction in 2001.

Genres: General Fiction, Romance
Elinor Lipman recommends
Hedwig and Berti (2005)
Frieda Arkin
"My new favorite novel. Characters and storytelling like this belong in the Fiction Hall of Fame, in the wing reserved for wry and sly masterpieces."
Pug Hill (2006)
(Pug Hill, book 1)
Alison Pace
"There's a terrific comedic eye at work here, and a tender heart."
Together Tea (2013)
Marjan Kamali
"Smart and witty, with characters so dear you want to pack your suitcase and travel with them wherever they can take you."
Another Side of Paradise (2018)
Sally Koslow
"Isn’t a beautifully written page-turner the ideal read? Well, here it is. I am full of admiration and gratitude for this wonderful novel. Brava, Sally Koslow. I didn’t want your fascinating and tender book to end."
How to Walk Away (2018)
Katherine Center
"Sympathetic and refreshing!"
My Ex-Life (2018)
Stephen McCauley
"From the first page of My Ex-Life, I was sending Stephen McCauley mental valentines and figurative fan notes, thanking him for this delicious, smart, funny novel, its endearing characters, and his wry, big-hearted cynicism. Oh, if all books could be like this one!"
Atomic Love (2020)
Jennie Fields
"Atomic Love had me in its thrall from page one. How rewarding to follow these sympathetic, brilliantly drawn characters through their affairs of state and heart. Thank you, Jennie Fields, for this terrific, atmospheric, suspenseful and wholly gratifying read."
The Wright Sister (2020)
Patty Dann
"The Wright Sister is a marvel—a perfect, very dear and brilliant novel whose characters are now stored in my heart like favorite, absent friends. Long live the remarkable Katharine Wright, her famous brothers, and author Patty Dann, who brought them back to life for this gobsmacked, grateful reader."
Minus Me (2021)
Mameve Medwed
"Such a sharp eye, wry voice, and warm heart at work here! Annie’s plight kept me reading hungrily: Will her many fears be realized? Will ‘in sickness and in health’ be tested? Has there ever been a more entertaining drama queen of a mother? So much to love! Minus Me is vintage Medwed: smart, funny-quirky, and so very satisfying."

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