On Turpentine Lane

A Novel

A new romantic comedy from the best-selling author of The Family Man and The View from Penthouse B.

By Elinor Lipman Read by Mia Barron Contemporary / Humorous / Women's Fiction English, Unabridged 9h 11m Sell Sheet
Format Release Date List Price Your Price ISBN
8 Audio CDs February 28, 2017 $59.99 $47.99 9781520065182 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs February 28, 2017 $29.99 $19.99 9781520065229 Add to Cart
							At thirty-two, Faith Frankel has returned to her claustro-suburban hometown, where she writes institutional thank-you notes for her alma mater. It's a peaceful life, really, and surely with her recent purchase of a sweet bungalow on Turpentine Lane her life is finally on track. Never mind that her fiance is off on a crowdfunded cross-country walk, too busy to return her texts (but not too busy to post photos of himself with a different woman in every state). And never mind her witless boss, or a mother who lives too close, or a philandering father who thinks he's Chagall. When she finds some mysterious artifacts in the attic of her new home, she wonders whether anything in her life is as it seems.

"Warm, clever, a little silly, a lot of fun." - Kirkus Reviews

"...the first-person narration is first-rate, and listening to Faith's travails and triumphs is an absolute treat." - Booklist

"Readers will be more than satisfied with Lipman's drive down this lane...The narration by award-winning Mia Barron strikes just the right combination of witty sarcasm and charming storytelling" - Library Journal, Starred Review

"With a witty cast of characters and her usual delightful dialogue and insightful observations of human behavior, Lipman (The Inn at Lake Devine) captures the complications of modern love." - Publishers Weekly

"A new Elinor Lipman novel is always a cause for celebration. And her newest will not disappoint...On Turpentine Lane is another pitch-perfect, delightful romantic comedy from the beloved author of The Inn at Lake Devine." - Pop Sugar

"Light and tight, 'On Turpentine Lane' is constructed with an almost scary mastery...The story folds out and back in as neatly as an origami flower...Lipman seems to have the most fun writing ridiculous characters, which may be why the novel's worst people are so enjoyable...A neat bourbon swapped for the usual rom-com grenadine." - The New York Times Book Review

"When there's already too much darkness in the world and a cheering respite is in order, we can all be glad for Elinor Lipman's On Turpentine Lane, a romantic comedy with just enough sly wit to keep it from turning sugary...We can trust that like her foremothers Jane Austen and Laurie Colwin, Lipman will find a way to make the world right for her heroine. Would that she could do so for the rest of us!" - O, The Oprah Magazine

"...a light but serious antidote to what ails us all these days." - The Washington Post

"Barron's delivery of quirky characters and multiple plotlines contributes to this entertaining audiobook." - AudioFile