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My Latest Grievance (2006) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The novel, set in 1978, introduces us to the beguiling Frederica Hatch. Born and raised in the dormitory of a small womens' college, and chafing under the care of the most annoyingly evenhanded parental team in the history of civilization, Frederica is starting to feel that her life is stiflingly snug.

Into this cozy world comes Miss Laura Lee French, a wannabe former Rockette and the new dorm mother at the college where Frederica's parents teach and live. Laura Lee proves to be the enthralling and glamorous antithesis of the Hatches, whose passion for liberal political causes is all-consuming: even Frederica's Barbie dolls have been anatomically corrected.

Original title: My Latest Grievance
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumor
FictionGeneral FictionWomen's Fiction

Edition #1: My Latest Grievance

My Latest Grievance (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "It does not matter if I've told you how the book ends; the delights of the journey are everything. Elinor Lipman seems to find difficutly in taking herself seriously, but I think this is superstition, the better to turn away the wrath of the Gods of Literature, who might strike her down in envy if she catches their eye." Fay Weldon
  • "Almost nobody writes serious entertainment with more panache than Elinor Lipman." The Chicago Tribune
  • "An inspired alchemist." New York Times Book Review
  • "A delicious style that is both funny and elegant." USA Today
  • "A novel of warmth, wisdom, love, and redemption that is funny and fun to read...Lipman skillfully matches the cadence of Frederica's growing up with the developments of the story to create moments to cherish and characters to adore." Booklist
  • "Completely irresistible. Expect high demand for this novel and renewed interest in Lipman's previous seven. Highly recommended." Library Journal
  • "May be Lipman's best work so far...Every page offers laugh-out-loud dialogue...My Latest Grievance is so fun that you want to tell Lipman not to hurry quite so fast; it's a novel so entertaining you're sorry to see it end." Seattle Times
  • "Lipman's dialogue is consistently mirthful, her entire book filled with witty, quotable bons mots...Lipman is a fizzy writer, but her fizz is tempered with genuine emotion, and her marvelously funny stories take place in a world recognizably our own." Boston Globe
  • "Fans of Lipman's previous seven novels will recognize her remarkable facility with dialogue, her light-as-air prose and her breezy ability to land a good crack." Chicago Tribune.
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My Latest Grievance (April 10, 2006)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Boston
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 9780618644650
Dimensions: 6.42 x 8.44 x .91 in
Pages: 243

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