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 novel Then She Found Me was adapted into a 2007 feature film, directed by and starring Helen Hunt. Her novels The Ladies' Man and The Pursuit of Alice Thrift are in pre-production as feature films. Her book of rhyming political tweets, Tweet Land of Liberty: Irreverent Rhymes from the Political Circus will be available in August 2012 from Beacon Press. Her essays have appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and Salon.com. Her essay "I Bought This Pattern Book Last Spring" appears in the anthology Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting, published by W. W. Norton & Company in 2013.
The Family Man by Elinor Lipman
Paperback: 324 pages
Publisher: Mariner Books; Reprint edition (May 4, 2010)
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A hysterical phone call from Henry Archer’s ex-wife and a familiar face in a photograph upend his well-ordered life and bring him back into contact with the child he adored, a short-term stepdaughter from a misbegotten marriage long ago. Henry is a lawyer, an old-fashioned man, gay, successful, lonely. Thalia is now twenty-nine, an actress-hopeful, estranged from her newly widowed eccentric mother—Denise, Henry’s ex. Hoping it will lead to better things for her career, Thalia agrees to pose as the girlfriend of a horror-movie luminary who is down on his romantic luck. When Thalia and her complicated social life move into the basement of Henry’s Upper West Side townhouse, she finds a champion in her long-lost father, and he finds new life—and maybe even new love—in the commotion.
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