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This is an auction for THE INN AT LAKE DEVINE by Elinor Lipman.

"A tale of delicious revenge."
- USA Today

"Delightful. A witty romantic comedy."
- New York Times Book Review

"A story of Jews and Gentiles, this very funny novel begins with a segregated inn in Vermont and ends with all the characters getting their comeuppance. Natalie Marx is shocked when, in response to an inquiry, her mother receives a note from the proprietor of the Inn at Lake Devine stating that the guests who feel most comfortable there are Gentiles. Natalie inveigles an invitation from a friend to go to the inn and sets off a lifelong fascination with breaking the rules. Both entertaining and thought-provoking, this delightful work is highly recommended."
- Library Journal (US)

"In 1962 the Marx family of Newton, Massachusetts, is discouraged from vacationing at a placid Vermont resort by a thinly veiled response to the innocent inquiry about accommodation, stating that the "guests who feel most comfortable here, and return year after year, are Gentiles." Experiencing her first taste of anti-Semitism, 13-year-old Natalie Marx becomes instantly obsessed with the Inn at Lake Devine and the family that owns and operates it. Wangling an invitation from friends to stay with them at the inn, Natalie embarks on a 10-year odyssey, entangling the course of her professional and romantic destiny with the lives of Ingrid Berry, the proprietor of the inn, and her two attractive sons, Nelson and Kris Berry. Lipman displays a healthy amount of empathy and affection for her flawed and slightly eccentric cast of characters."
- Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Paperback 2001.

253 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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