The Inn at Lake Devine

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Publisher Description

This "tale of delicious revenge" (USA Today) is also "a punchy little comedy of manners.... Think Jane Austen in the Catskills" (Chicago Tribune).

It's 1962 and all across America barriers are collapsing. But when Natalie Marx's mother inquires about summer accommodations in Vermont, she gets the following reply: The Inn at Lake Devine is a family-owned resort, which has been in continuous operation since 1922. Our guests who feel most comfortable here, and return year after year, are Gentiles. For twelve-year-old Natalie, who has a stubborn sense of justice, the words are not a rebuff but an infuriating, irresistible challenge.

In this beguiling novel, Elinor Lipman charts her heroine's fixation with a small bastion of genteel anti-Semitism, a fixation that will have wildly unexpected consequences on her romantic life. As Natalie tries to enter the world that has excluded her—and succeeds through the sheerest of accidents—The Inn at Lake Devine becomes a delightful and provocative romantic comedy full of sparkling social mischief.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1999
April 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
6.6
MB

Customer Reviews

SZZL405e ,

The Inn at Lake Devine

This is one of the most charming books I have ever read. I am biased. I am Jewish, I was born in New York City and my family use to spend summers in Vermont. Our family was thinking of moving to Manchester Vermont in 1971 and we were told that would bring the Jewish count in Manchester VT to 9 people. My family felt if there was less Jews than fingers on your hand we probably would not be comfortable. I love Eleanor Lipman’s writing, the wit and the heroine Natalie. (And in full disclosure my husband is not Jewish.) My review is utterly biased and I love this book so much.

Siesta Bloom ,

The Inn at Lake Devine

This is one of the best book I have ever read and I give it my highest recommendation! Funny, touching, fantastic story, and characters,I wish I knew! Enjoy!

Peyton Lake ,

The Inn at Lake Devine

Loved this book! Found Elinor Lipman to be charming and witty. I would laugh out loud at some of her passages! This book was an unexpected treasure and I was sorry when it ended. I've read two other of her books and am going to buy a third one.

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