— But you will be ready to say, what was your hope in doing this? — What did you look forward to? — To any thing, every thing — to time, chance, circumstances, slow effects, sudden bursts, perserverance and weariness ... Every possibility of good was before me, and the first of blessings secured ... — from Emma, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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April 30, 2016

Anticipation, fiction edition




For now, just a tease on NetGalley... but what a wonderful one.

At thirty-two, Faith Frankel has returned to her claustro-suburban hometown, where she writes institutional thank-you notes for her alma mater. It's a peaceful life, really, and surely with her recent purchase of a sweet bungalow on Turpentine Lane her life is finally on track. Never mind that her fiancé is off on a crowdfunded cross-country walk, too busy to return her texts (but not too busy to post photos of himself with a different woman in every state). And never mind her witless boss, or a mother who lives too close, or a philandering father who thinks he's Chagall.  When she finds some mysterious artifacts in the attic of her new home, she wonders whether anything in her life is as it seems. What good fortune, then, that Faith has found a friend in affable, collegial Nick Franconi, officemate par excellence... Elinor Lipman may well have invented the screwball romantic comedy for our era, and here she is at her sharpest and best.

Publication date:  February 2017.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I am currently (re-)rereading The View From Penthouse B and love her work.
Such a long time to anticipate but this is great news.

Lisa said...

This will definitely be on my reading list! I really enjoyed The View Penthouse B - in fact, it might be time for a reread

JaneGS said...

This sounds like a fun read, especially for an airplane trip, hope I remember the title when it is finally available!

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