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Author: Elinor Lipman Narrator: Mia Barron Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781520065212
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An endearing romantic comedy from the beloved best-selling author of The Family Man and The View from Penthouse B

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. On Turpentine Lane is funny, poignant, and a little bit outrageous.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The cleverly tangled plot—along with some snappy dialogue and a wry, likeable heroine—makes Lipman’s latest a diverting delight.”


  • “The novel’s fast, funny dialogue keeps things light…alerting us to cultural wrongs even while entertaining us with her cultural zingers…Provides a light but serious antidote to what ails us all these days.”

    Washington Post

  • “A romantic comedy with just enough sly wit to keep it from turning sugary…We can trust that like her foremothers Jane Austen and Laurie Colwin, Lipman will find a way to make the world right for her heroine.”

    O, The Oprah Magazine

  • “Narrator Mia Barron’s spot-on timing brings out the best of the smart dialogue and understated humor in this story of contemporary life for the thirty-something crowd. Barron’s consistent voices serve as guideposts, making sure listeners always know which character is speaking…Barron’s delivery of quirky characters and multiple plot lines contributes to this entertaining audiobook.”


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About the Author

Elinor Lipman is the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including The Inn at Lake Devine and My Latest Grievance, winner of the Paterson Fiction Prize. In 2001 she won the New England Book Award for Fiction. The film Then She Found Me, directed by and starring Helen Hunt, is based on her first novel.

About the Narrator

Mia Barron has worked at theaters in New York and around the country. Her film and television credits include The Guiding Light and the independent feature The F Word. She has won an AudioFile Earphones Award, and in 2003 she was awarded the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award for her audiobook narration.