On Turpentine Lane

On Turpentine Lane

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At thirty-two, Faith Frankel has returned to her claustro-suburban hometown, where she writes institutional thank-you notes for her alma mater. It's a peaceful life, really, and surely with her recent purchase of a sweet bungalow on Turpentine Lane her life is finally on track. Never mind that her fiance is off on a crowdfunded cross-country walk, too busy to return her texts (but not too busy to post photos of himself with a different woman in every state). And never mind her witless boss, or a mother who lives too close, or a philandering father who thinks he's Chagall. When she finds some mysterious artifacts in the attic of her new home, she wonders whether anything in her life is as it seems. What good fortune, then, that Faith has found a friend in affable, collegial Nick Franconi, officemate par excellence.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017
ISBN: 9780544808249
054480824X
Characteristics: 305 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: LIPMAN, E

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EscapesToBooks Dec 04, 2017

Elinor Lipman writes smart, funny romance. On Turpentine Lane is one of her best.

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Katherine_A Apr 15, 2017

I have been a fan of Elinor Lipman since I read some of her earlier titles, Inn at Lake Divine and The Pursuit of Alice Thrift. On Turpentine Lane does not disappoint. I like Lipman's writing style, not too fast, not too slow. It's a fun read with great characters.


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southendsnob
Jun 16, 2018

Lighthearted romantic comedy. Fun and light read.

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sathrens
Feb 20, 2018

Once a favourite of mine, I am starting to actively dislike Elinor Lipman's books. Far from being modern in her approach to romance, I find her curiously 1950's-ish. Her protagonists never actually have any friends or outside interests and seem strangely isolated from all but family, with whom they have ambivalent relationships, and that all-important significant other, from whom they always seem emotionally detached. As long as one gets the ring, that is all that's important - it's impossible to believe in the relationship. After 10 books, it's gotten tiresome.

EscapesToBooks Dec 04, 2017

Elinor Lipman writes smart, funny romance. On Turpentine Lane is one of her best.

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EmilyEm
Jul 11, 2017

A young private school Development administrator buys a cute bungalow on Turpentine Lane, a house with history and not in a good way, she finds. Small town life where everybody knows everybody sets the stage for this page-turning rom-com with a little mystery. Predictable, but a perfect summer read.

multcolib_karene Jun 11, 2017

Fun, entertaining, easy read.

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pamelah1
May 04, 2017

I smiled all the way through this book by one of my favorite authors. Filled with Lipman's usual appealing characters and sharp insights to romantic situations, you'll enjoy Faith Frankel's struggles with her ramshackle house on Turpentine Lane.

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Novel_Librarian
Apr 16, 2017

What a fun read - snappy dialogue, all sorts of situations that were interesting but none of which outstayed their welcome, enjoyable characters.

Katherine_A Apr 15, 2017

I have been a fan of Elinor Lipman since I read some of her earlier titles, Inn at Lake Divine and The Pursuit of Alice Thrift. On Turpentine Lane does not disappoint. I like Lipman's writing style, not too fast, not too slow. It's a fun read with great characters.

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baroth18
Mar 28, 2017

My first Elinor Lipman book-and it won't be my last!!! Just an easy, fun read.

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feltrin
Mar 27, 2017

This was my first time reading an Elinor Lipman book.
It was totally not what I expected.
It made me keep reading to see what else could happen to the main character. And something always did. A variety of interesting and varied characters that you would think could not be together but were. They added spice, humour and interest to the plot.
It was funny, kept your interest and just a good read.

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another ex-jock whose hand had once grazed my backside in a way that could be argued was accidental

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In the old days, everybody picked up. Your phone rang and you answered it, period.

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I closed my eyes – not a hesitation, but a time-out, the kind you need upon grasping, _My fondest wish has come true_.

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“. . . you want to pick someone with whom you could have an amicable divorce.”

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