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  • On Turpentine Lane: A Novel | Elinor Lipman

    On Turpentine Lane: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Elinor Lipman
    • Narrated By Mia Barron
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    At 32, 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 fiancé 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).

  • Then She Found Me | Elinor Lipman

    Then She Found Me

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Elinor Lipman
    • Narrated By Mia Barron
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    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 36 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....

    CDN says: "An Entertaining Book"
  • My Latest Grievance | Elinor Lipman

    My Latest Grievance

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Elinor Lipman
    • Narrated By Mia Barron
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    Born and raised in a college dorm and chafing under the care of the most annoyingly evenhanded parental team in the history of civilization, Frederica Hatch is starting to feel that her life is stiflingly snug. But then, into this cozy but claustrophobic world, comes Laura Lee French, a wannabe Rockette and the new dorm mother at the lackluster women's college where Frederica's parents teach and agitate.

    Jo says: "All around terrific"
  • The View from Penthouse B | Elinor Lipman

    The View from Penthouse B

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Elinor Lipman
    • Narrated By Mia Barron
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    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, then made Ponzi-poor, 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. As the three swap money-making schemes and Gwen ventures back out into the dating world, the arrival of Margot's paroled ex in the apartment downstairs creates not just complications but the chance for all sorts of unexpected forgiveness.

    L. Syre says: "A Must-Listen Lipman Novel"
  • The Family Man | Elinor Lipman

    The Family Man

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Elinor Lipman
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    A hysterical phone call from his ex-wife upends Henry Archer's well-ordered life - and brings him back into contact with the child he adored: Thalia, now 29, an aspiring actress. Hoping it will lead to better things for her career, Thalia agrees to pose as the girlfriend of a current horror-movie luminary who is down on his romantic luck.

    Lisa says: "Very enjoyable!"
  • I Can't Complain: (All Too) Personal Essays | Elinor Lipman

    I Can't Complain: (All Too) Personal Essays

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Elinor Lipman
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    Elinor Lipman has populated her fictional universe with characters so utterly real that we feel like they're old friends. Now she shares an even more intimate world with us - her own - in essays that offer a candid, charming take on modern life. Looking back and forging ahead, she considers the subjects that matter most: childhood and condiments, long marriage and solo living, career and politics. Here you'll find the lighthearted: a celebration of four decades of All My Children, a reflection on being Jewish in heavily Irish-Catholic Lowell on St. Patrick's Day, a hilariously unflinching account of her tiptoe into online dating.

    Debra Garfinkle says: "Charming"
  • Isabel's Bed | Elinor Lipman

    Isabel's Bed

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Elinor Lipman
    • Narrated By Grace Conlin
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    When Harriet Mahoney first saw it, Isabel Krug's bed was covered in sheared sheep and littered with celebrity biographies. The unpublished, fortyish, and recently jilted Harriet had fled wintry Manhattan in response to a mysterious ad in The New York Review of Books: "Book in progress? Why not share my Cape Cod retreat? Roomy and peaceful, your life will be your own."

    Robyn says: "Wonderful story! ❤"
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