rating: 4 of 5 stars
Ever since I reviewed Inn at Lake Devine for a Reader's Advisory Workshop, I have been hooked on Elinor Lipman's charming comedy-of manner tales. Some might consider her stories fluff but I disagree. She is the Jane Austen of her time. Language, dialogue and sentences are precise and exactly right. And you will want to be friends with all her characters. She deals with what could be uncomfortable topics that are part of our lives in a way that makes them palatable.
My only complaint is that I can read (devour) an Elinor Lipman novel more quickly than she can write them.
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