Author Elinor Lipman in Conversation with Sybil Steinberg on Her New Romantic Comedy
Author Elinor Lipman returns to talk with Sybil Steinberg, Publishers Weekly contributing editor, about her latest novel, On Turpentine Lane. “Light and tight, On Turpentine Lane is constructed with an almost scary mastery. Not a single thread dangles, not a single character is left without a place in Faith’s world. The story folds out and back in as neatly as an origami flower, and Faith recounts it all with a raised eyebrow and plenty of cheek. ... 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
Elinor Lipman is the author of ten novels, including The Inn at Lake Devine and My Latest Grievance, winner of the Paterson Fiction Prize. In 2001 she won the New England Book Award in fiction.