The Pursuit of Alice Thrift
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First edition, stated; first printing, full number line (2-9 for Random House). Signed by the author on the title page: "Elinor Lipman." Book is tight, square, and unmarked; dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $23.95); "Autographed" sticker on front panel. Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002313
About this title:
?Almost nobody writes serious entertainment with more panache,? said the Chicago Tribune of Elinor Lipman. Now comes the novel Publishers Weekly is calling ?surely her best to date...a triumph...a book you can?t put down.?
The Pursuit of Alice Thrift showcases a rare and generous talent at the top of her witty, irresistible form.
From the Back Cover:
?About the best trick any writer can possess is the ability to make everything look easy, even to other writers who know better. Elinor Lipman possesses this gift in spades, and The Pursuit of Alice Thrift treats head, heart, and funny bone with equal respect.?
?Richard Russo, author of Empire Falls
?Elinor Lipman?s latest novel brings together the rare combination of intelligence, wit, and wisdom. The Pursuit of Alice Thrift is a jewel of a book.?
?Carol Shields, author of The Stone Diaries
? The Pursuit of Alice Thrift isn?t just beautifully written and bustling with memorable characters and rich in wisdom about the human heart?it?s also hilarious and full of surprises. Elinor Lipman is a masterful novelist working at the top of her game.?
?Tom Perrotta, author of Election
?Elinor Lipman writes with perfect pitch. I started to underline all the bits of Alice Thrift that either amazed or tickled me, but I finally had to quit: there were simply too many.?
?Anita Shreve, author of The Pilot?s Wife
?In this, the age of bogus Joe Millionaires and Barbie Doll bachelorettes, Elinor Lipman?s The Pursuit of Alice Thrift dares to pose the question Can the frumpy physician find happiness with the unctuous fudgemonger? The answer is, in equal measures, heartfelt and hilarious. Let Joe and Barbie live happily ever after. Lipman writes for the rumpled rest of us. I love this book.?
?Wally Lamb, author of She?s Come Undone
?This is Elinor Lipman?s best novel yet, which I do realize is like saying that Krispy Kreme has finally manufactured an addictive donut.?
?Stacy Schiff, author of Véra
Title: The Pursuit of Alice Thrift
Publisher: Random House, New York
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
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