Isabel'S Bed by Elinor Lipman

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When Harriet Mahoney first sees it, Isabel Krug's bed is covered with sheared sheep and littered with celebrity biographies. Unpublished, fortyish, and recently jilted, Harriet has fled Manhattan for Isabel's loudly elegant Cape Cod retreat, where she will ghostwrite The Isabel Krug Story, based on the sexy blond's scandalous tabloid past. Unusually "talented" in the man department ("I give lessons"), Isabel revamps and inspires Harriet as they gear up to tell all, including the tangled history Isabel shares with her odd lodger, Costas. Life according to Isabel is a nonstop soap opera extravaganza, an experience to be swallowed whole -- and the attitude is catching....
 

About Elinor Lipman

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Elinor Lipman is the author of seven books: the novels The Pursuit of Alice Thrift, The Dearly Departed, The Ladies' Man, The Inn at Lake Devine, Isabel's Bed, The Way Men Act, Then She Found Me, and a collection of stories, Into Love and Out Again. She has been called "the diva of dialogue" (People) and "the last urbane romantic" (Chicago Tribune). Book Magazine said of The Pursuit of Alice Thrift, "Like Jane Austen, the past master of the genre, Lipman isn't only out for laughs. She serves up social satire, too, that's all the more trenchant for being deftly drawn." Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, Gourmet, Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times' Writers on Writing series. She received the New England Booksellers' 2001 fiction award for a body of work.
 
Published December 14, 2010 by Washington Square Press. 400 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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Also on the premises are Isabel's sometimes estranged husband, Costas, a former big name in the art world who fell into disgrace, and Pete, a down-to-earth former fisherman who now acts as Isabel's general handyman.

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Lipman's romantic comedy concerns true love, female friendship and the writing life.

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(Isabel, who was in bed with her rich lover when his wife shot him in the heart, became star witness in the much-publicized trial.) With her trademark, light comic touch Lipman (The Way Men Act) unfolds her narrative, revealing the gradual effect of Isabel's flamboyant lifestyle (her bed is cover...

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B+ Originally posted Aug 09, 1996 Published in issue #339 Aug 09, 1996 Order article reprints

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Isabel's Bed Elinor Lipman (Pocket Books, $20) This brash novel is as shallow as a wading pool, but a trillion times more fun.

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