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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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The Way Men Act

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Publisher Comments:

Melinda LeBlanc, at 30, makes an untriumphant return to Harrow, Massachusetts, her recently gentrified hometown. She’s unmarried, romanced out, designing wedding bouquets for old classmates who hadn't known a fraction of her early popularity. So why is she alone—not counting the occasional horizontal encounter—while these dull brides have found men and happiness? Libby Getchel, who designs strange dresses in the shop next door, and Dennis Vaughan, a native son who owns the hip Brookhoppers, a fly fisherman's paradise, provide friendship in mutating forms. The Way Men Act explores age-old quandary: Can you every truly go home again? Find out in this “wise and charming novel” (Cosmopolitan).

Synopsis:

The author who has singlehandedly revived the art of screwball comedy is back with a delightful novel about living in the '90s. Set in Harrow, Massachussetts, where "quality of life" is measured in cappucino machines, poetry readings and bike paths, The Way Men Act is about friendship, snobbery, and getting lucky in love after giving up hope.

About the Author

Elinor Lipman started writing fiction by night while working at a teachers’ magazine by day. Her first book, Into Love and Out Again, was published in 1987; its centerpiece was seven connected stories, novella-length, which gave her the courage to try a novel. Then She Found Me came out in 1990 (eighteen years later it was adapted into a feature film), followed by The Way Men Act, Isabel’s Bed, The Inn at Lake Devine, The Ladies’ Man, The Dearly Departed, The Pursuit of Alice Thrift, My Latest Grievance, and most recently, The Family Man. Her honors include the New England Book Award and the Poetry Center’s Fiction Prize. She divides her time between leafy western Massachusetts and New York City. Visit ElinorLipman.com to find out more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671748418
Author:
Lipman, Elinor
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Editor:
Rosenman, Jane
Author:
Upman, Elinor
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Black humor (Literature)
Subject:
Black humor
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
Z11
Publication Date:
19930231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 9.45 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The author who has singlehandedly revived the art of screwball comedy is back with a delightful novel about living in the '90s. Set in Harrow, Massachussetts, where "quality of life" is measured in cappucino machines, poetry readings and bike paths, The Way Men Act is about friendship, snobbery, and getting lucky in love after giving up hope.
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