The Family Man

By Elinor Lipman
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410419194, 443pp.)

Publication Date: September 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer '10 Reading Group List
“Elinor Lipman's latest comedy of manners, while a quintessential New York story, translates into any reader's experience. An estranged father meets his adult daughter who's seeking her place in the world, but the controlling mother...and the boyfriend...and...well, it's classic Elinor Lipman! A much-needed, laugh-out-loud, but discussable book club pick!”
-- Cheryl McKeon, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the June 2009 Indie Notables
“The Family Man is a charming, funny tale of a gay father reconnecting with his hapless ex-wife and aspiring actress stepdaughter. Witty and urbane, Lipman's latest showcases endearing characters and a storyline that satirizes our fascination with celebrity while it reassures us of the endurance of love and good intentions.”
-- Linda Bubon, Women & Children First, Chicago, IL


Description
A hysterical phone call from his ex-wife and a familiar face in a photograph upend Henry Archer's well-ordered life to bring him back into contact with the child he adored, a stepdaughter from a misbegotten marriage long ago 320 pp.



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