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The Way Men Act [Paperback]

Elinor Lipman
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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11 Feb 1993
At 30 Melinda LeBlanc has returned home, unmarried, romanced out and designing wedding bouquets for old classmates. Her friend Libby Getchel has much in common with her, same age, same taste in men, and same special interest in Dennis Vaughan, unmarried owner of a local fishing shop.

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) (11 Feb 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553405365
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553405361
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 12.4 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 643,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'If you've not yet encountered Elinor Lipman, then you're in for a treat' Daily Mail

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Elinor Lipman's previous novels include THEN SHE FOUND ME, ISABEL'S BED and THE INN AT LAKE DEVINE. Four of her novels are currently in development as feature films. She divides her time between Northampton, Massachusetts and New York City --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never Judge a Book by Its Cover 15 Oct 1998
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Because I am a male, I tend to shy away from what I call the 'girlfriend' genre of novels, books by women about a group of fictional women, written for a female audience. Truth be known, I would have never bought this book were it not for the fact that good literature is hard, very hard to come by in Japan. Ms. Lipman gave me a pleasant surprise. Her book was a fast, easy read, and presented me with a dashing, clever female character that I not only fell in love with, I probably would have married her if I got the chance. Ms. Lipman has created a work of art, a truly wry and insightful look at being young, single and a bit carefree and sassy in a small town. This book had excellent characterizations, good plot development, fast, enjoyable dialogue, and an unstoppable momentum. I must confess- I LOVED IT! OK, I have learned my lesson. I will never judge a book by its cover ever again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Contemporary Novel of Manners 3 Jun 1998
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What happens when three "townies" return to a college town to open trendy stores, is the subject of "The Way Men Act". It's a compelling and humorous look at the miscommunication that occurs between the sexes. Best of all are the discussions of romance between mother and daughter. It's the mother's romance being discussed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Frighteningly true to life! 12 Mar 1999
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She's a chronic complainer, completely self engrossed, vindictive and adorable. Melinda LeBlanc is my new hero.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's like making a bunch of new friends 30 July 1997
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I sped right through this book and I'm terrible about finishing books. I was kinda sad when it was over -- you really get to know the characters. This was the first Elinor Lipman book I had read and I immediately went out and got the rest of her books. Right now I'm reading "Isabel's Bed'' and so far it's great. Can't wait for the new book!
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