Elinor Lipman





Elinor Lipman

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January 01, 1950

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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. Her novels Then She Found Me, The Ladies' Man, and The Pursuit of Alice Thrift are in pre-production as feature films.


Average rating: 3.55 · 18,287 ratings · 2,505 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
The Inn at Lake Devine
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 3,443 ratings — published 1998 — 11 editions
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The Family Man
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 2,462 ratings — published 2009 — 17 editions
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Then She Found Me
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 2,372 ratings — published 1990 — 17 editions
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The View from Penthouse B
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 2,042 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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Isabel's Bed
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 1,506 ratings — published 1995 — 17 editions
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My Latest Grievance
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 1,499 ratings — published 2006 — 16 editions
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The Pursuit of Alice Thrift
3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 1,564 ratings — published 2003 — 14 editions
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The Ladies' Man
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 1,088 ratings — published 1998 — 12 editions
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The Dearly Departed
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 810 ratings — published 2001 — 17 editions
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The Way Men Act
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 741 ratings — published 1992 — 10 editions
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“It was a noteworthy lesson, even for someone who'd been fed a daily diet of italicized lessons: that people in high places, luminaries with advanced degrees in Classics and in possession of excellent manners, can disappoint you as profoundly as anyone else.”
Elinor Lipman, My Latest Grievance

“There is an old Jewish story, an ordinary Jewish joke. A father was teaching his little son to be less afraid and have more courage. “Jump,” he said, “and I will catch you.” And the little boy trusted him and the little boy jumped. And when his father caught him he felt filled with love. And when he didn’t, he was filled with something else…something more. Life. (From the movie 'Then She Found Me.')”
Elinor Lipman, Then She Found Me

“That's how it was on Irving Circle and how I was raised: You made the best out of what was within reach, which meant friendships engineered by parents and by the happenstance of housing. I stayed with it because we both had queenly older sisters who rarely condescended to play with us, because Shelley was adopted and I was not, because Shelley had Clue and Life, and I did not”
Elinor Lipman, The Inn at Lake Devine

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