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Pursuit of Alice Thrift, the (2003) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Can an upper-middle-class doctor find love with a shady, fast-talking salesman?

Meet Alice Thrift, surgical intern in a Boston hospital, high of IQ but low in social graces. She doesn't mean to be acerbic, clinical, or blunt, but where was she the day they taught Bedside Manner 101? Into Alice's workaholic and wallflower life comes Ray Russo, a slick traveling fudge salesman in search of a nose job and well-heeled companionship, but not necessarily in that order. Is he a conman or a sincere suitor? Good guy or bad? Alice's parents, roommate, and best friend Sylvie are appalled at her choice of man. Despite her doubts, Alice finds herself walking down the aisle, not so much won over as worn down. Will their marriage last the honeymoon? Only if Alice's best instincts can triumph over Ray's unsavory ways.

Original title: The Pursuit of Alice Thrift
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumor
FictionGeneral FictionWomen's Fiction

Edition #1: Pursuit of Alice Thrift, the

Pursuit of Alice Thrift, the (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Simply, wonderfully, memorably human and therefore complicated and compelling...A total treat." USA Today
  • "A witty, satirical novel rich in wry, observant narrative reminiscent of Jane Austen's deceptively benign satiric genius." San Francisco Chronicle
  • "The most perfect piece of prose writing to come along in quite a while." Philadelphia Weekly
  • "The literary equivalent of lemon souffle, light, tart, and delicious." Detroit Free Press
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Pursuit of Alice Thrift, the (April 2004)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780375724596
Dimensions: 5.22 x 8.06 x .65 in
Pages: 304

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