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.