A warm and witty story that has been made into a major Hollywood film
One of Elinor Lipman's funniest and most entertaining novels.
Given up for adoption thirty-six years ago, April Epner, now a quiet-living, sensible-jumper-wearing Latin teacher, has never had the slightest desire to be reunited with her biological mother. But, as it turns out, she doesn't have a choice.
When Bernice Graverman, the brash, glamorous host of a mildly successful daytime TV talk show, flounces into her life claiming to be her mother, April is horrified: can she and this woman really share the same genes? Worse still, Bernice seems determined to take up her maternal role where she left off. Her first task: to tackle April's non-existent love life
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.