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THE FAMILY MAN is classic Elinor Lipman – irresistible, incisive and pure pleasure to read.

Henry Archer is a lawyer: successful, gay, lonely. Thalia, his estranged step-daughter, is about to embark on a risky plan to further her Hollywood career. Henry needs love; Thalia needs family. But is moving Thalia and her complicated love-life into the basement of his Manhattan townhouse a recipe for disaster? Or might chaos be the making of them all?

Reviews

'Elinor Lipman's social satire is Larry David without the high-pitched whine...It's hard (even annoying) to have to put her novels... down. Delightful... snappy and smart'
<i>LA Times </i>
'Delightful... just because something is 'light' doesn't mean it's not masterful...exquisite... Lipman mesmerized me. She hypnotized me. I admit it freely: I fell victim to the Elinor Lipman Effect'
<i>Washington Post</i>
'Sparkling...original, funny, achingly human characters'
<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>
'Elinor Lipman's tenth book finds her at the top of her singular game... Lipman's comic touch remains light but never slight. She writes dialogue that sizzles with playful, effortless wit'
<i>National Public Radio</i>