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The Pursuit of Alice Thrift Elinor Lipman

The Pursuit of Alice Thrift By Elinor Lipman

The Pursuit of Alice Thrift by Elinor Lipman


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Summary

Alice Thrift graduated second in her class at Harvard Medical School and dreams of becoming a plastic surgeon to help the injured in the Third World. Unfortunately, despite ace grades, she has no people skills and the world's worst bedside manner.

The Pursuit of Alice Thrift Summary

The Pursuit of Alice Thrift by Elinor Lipman

The stunning new novel from Elinor Lipman, the sparkling comic writer praised by Maggie O'Farrell as 'Hilarious. Imagine, if you can, a cross between Philip Roth and Melissa Bank.' Alice Thrift graduated second in her class at Harvard Medical School and dreams of becoming a plastic surgeon to help the injured in the third world. Unfortunately, despite ace grades, she has no people skills and the world's worst bedside manner. Surviving on no sleep and no social life, it is only a matter of time before she makes a mistake that could cost her her career. She turns to her charming room mate, Leo, for advice until Ray, a smooth-talking fudge salesman, walks into her life and tries to turn it upside down. With Lipman's unmatched ear for dialogue and terrific pace, this is a seriously good comedy which puts so-called romance under the microscope.

The Pursuit of Alice Thrift Reviews

PRAISE FOR ELINOR LIPMAN: 'A charming and funny writer who is also very wise. Your spouse will hate you for reading this book; you'll stay up late nights, shaking the bed with laughter.' Arthur Golden, author of MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA On THE LADIES' MAN: 'Delicious and hilarious - the ladies' man and all his ladies are sublime.' Jane Hamilton 'Full of charm, verbal sparkle, and funny genial sex. I adored it. Every page. Definitely her best.' Anita Shreve On THE INN AT LAKE DEVINE: 'I loved this book ... it is utterly addictive.' Independent on Sunday 'A delightful novel: funny, sad, romantic and with an author who was born with an auto-immune system already primed against cliches and an ear for dialogue sharper than an electronic listening system.' The Times On THE DEARLY DEPARTED: 'Excellent ... vivid characters, shrewd observations, superb dialogue and a strong plot.' Sunday Telegraph 'As joyously funny as Lipman's bestselling THE LADIES' MAN but more deeply felt.' Good Housekeeping

About Elinor Lipman

Elinor Lipman is the author of five other novels, including, The Ladies' Man, The Inn At Lake Devine and The Dearly Departed, also published by Fourth Estate.

Additional information

GOR004417524
9780007161195
0007161190
The Pursuit of Alice Thrift by Elinor Lipman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2003-06-02
288
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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