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Good Riddance Elinor Lipman

Good Riddance By Elinor Lipman

Good Riddance by Elinor Lipman


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Summary

The contents of a discarded high-school yearbook take on a new urgency in this light-as-a-feather comedy

Good Riddance Summary

Good Riddance by Elinor Lipman

Decluttering her tiny New York apartment, Daphne Maritch decides to throw out any belongings that do not spark joy. These include a high-school yearbook inherited from her school teacher mother, June, to whom the class of '68 dedicated the volume. June in turn attended every class reunion, scribbling notes and observations - not always charitably - after each one. When neighbour Geneva Wisenkorn finds the discarded book and wants to use it for her own ends, Daphne realises she wants to keep it after all. Fighting to reclaim it, she uncovers some alarming Maritch family secrets and sets in motion a series of events that prove to be both poignant and absurd. Good Riddance is a vastly entertaining screwball comedy from the Jane Austen of modern New York.

Good Riddance Reviews

'I was new to Lipman, but I loved her signature snappy style and gently satirical detail. From dog-walkers to state senators, chocolate courses to trash TV, all American life is here' - Wendy Holden, Daily Mail, `You'll definitely be delighted. Can an entire book function as a shaggy-dog story?' - Washington Post, `A caper novel, light as a feather and effortlessly charming. It inspires a very specific kind of modern joy' - New York Times, `The author has long been one of our wittiest chroniclers of modern-day romance. Her writing is brisk and intelligent, and if the plot of this novel is zanier than her usual fare, that too may show just how plugged-in she is to our far-fetched times' - Wall Street Journal, `A charming romantic comedy. A stellar cast of supporting characters and intelligent, lyrical prose, make this novel a delightful treat readers will want to savour' - Publishers Weekly, `The ultimate V-day binge read' - Cosmopolitan, `Fans of Lipman will cheer for a new novel in her signature style: funny, warm, sharp, smart, and full of love for family, no matter how flawed' - Library Journal, `Smart, sassy, and satisfying... a tightly woven, lightly rendered, but insightfully important novel' - Booklist

About Elinor Lipman

Elinor Lipman was born in Massachusetts and is the author of a dozen novels and counting. Her first one, Then She Found Me, was published in 1990 and was adapted into a film starring Helen Hunt, Bette Midler and Colin Firth. She won the New England Book Award in 2001, and her novel My Latest Grievance won the Paterson Fiction Prize. She lives in Manhattan, as well as in upstate New York. She is married with one son.

Additional information

GOR010892179
9781785631689
1785631683
Good Riddance by Elinor Lipman
Used - Like New
Paperback
Eye Books
2020-03-04
304
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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