'If you've not yet encountered Elinor Lipman, then you're in for a treat' Daily Mail
No one writes like Elinor Lipman; her novels are heart-warming, life-affirming, funny, sharp and wise. And in The Way Men Act she turns her attention to small-town life, and to trying to fall in love when everyone is watching
Melinda is a florist. She doesn't want to be. She never intended to come home to Harrow, Massachusetts and, if she did, she planned to be married with a great job, not single and designing her former classmates' wedding bouquets. What's worse, why does she care so much that her sort-of friend Libby has set her sights on a fellow shopkeeper? She doesn t have a crush on handsome, chivalrous Dennis herself. Does she?
Elinor Lipman's sharp, funny, life-enhancing fiction is loved by readers everywhere, and by writers as varied as Anita Shreve and Nigella Lawson, Maggie O'Farrell and Carol Shields. Her novels include The Inn at Lake Devine, Isabel's Bed and The Way Men Act. Lipman's novel Then She Found Me was the basis for a major film of the same name, released in 2008.
She lives in New York.