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Family Man by Elinor Lipman

Date and Time: April 18, 2022, 7:00 PM CT

Location: Newton Public Library, 720 Oak St, Newton
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From the TALK series, The Modern Family
Discussion LeaderL Deborah Peterson

The reviewers agree this light-hearted book by Elinor Lipman is funny, clever, and whimsical. The plot begins when Henry, a Manhattan lawyer, receives a call from his ex-wife who is about to be kicked out of her posh apartment by her two stepsons after the death of her third husband. The call brings Denise—his ex-wife–and her daughter, Thalia, back into the lonely bachelor's life. The ensuing plot twists and dialogue are worthy of Jane Austen according to both the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune.

Sponsored by: Newton Public Library


For more information about this event, please contact:
Sam Jack
(316) 283-2890


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