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The Pursuit of Alice Thrift

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In her newest well-tuned, witty, and altogether wonderful novel, bestselling author Elinor Lipman dares to ask: Can an upper-middle-class doctor find love with a shady, fast-talking salesman?

Meet Alice Thrift, surgical intern in a Boston hospital, high of I.Q. but low in social graces. She doesn’t mean to be acerbic, clinical, or blunt, but where was she the day they taught Bedside Manner 101? Into Alice’s workaholic and wallflower life comes Ray Russo, a slick traveling fudge salesman in search of a nose job and well-heeled companionship, but not necessarily in that order. Is he a conman or a sincere suitor? Good guy or bad? Alice’s parents, roommate, and best friend Sylvie are appalled at her choice of mate. Despite her doubts, Alice finds herself walking down the aisle, not so much won over as worn down. Will their marriage last the honeymoon? Only if Alice’s best instincts can triumph over Ray’s unsavory ways.

Synopsis:

Workaholic wallflower Alice Thrift, a socially inept surgical intern at a Boston hospital, is pursued romantically by Ray Russo, a social-climbing, somewhat shady purveyor of carnival fudge, until her roommate, nurse Leo Frawley, and neighbor, Dr. Sylvie Schwartz, decide to take on the task of guiding Alice through the social complexities of life. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

In her newest well-tuned, witty, and altogether wonderful novel, bestselling

About the Author

Elinor Lipman is the author of The Dearly Departed, The Ladies’ Man, The Inn at Lake Devine, Isabel’s Bed, The Way Men Act, Then She Found Me, and Into Love and Out Again. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, Gourmet, Salon, Self, More, and Yankee Magazine. She has taught writing at Simmons, Hampshire, and Smith colleges, and won the 2001 New England Book Award for fiction. She lives in Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307429230
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Lipman, Elinor
Author:
Elinor Lipman
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Boston (Mass.)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Literature-Family Life
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040413
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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Product details 304 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307429230 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Workaholic wallflower Alice Thrift, a socially inept surgical intern at a Boston hospital, is pursued romantically by Ray Russo, a social-climbing, somewhat shady purveyor of carnival fudge, until her roommate, nurse Leo Frawley, and neighbor, Dr. Sylvie Schwartz, decide to take on the task of guiding Alice through the social complexities of life. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , In her newest well-tuned, witty, and altogether wonderful novel, bestselling
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