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Then She Found Me

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April Epner teaches high school Latin, wears flannel jumpers, and is used to having her evenings free. Bernice Graverman brandishes designer labels, favors toad-sized earrings, and hosts her own tacky TV talk show: Bernice G!
But behind the glitz and glam, Bernice has followed the life of the daughter she gave up for adoption thirty-six years ago. Now that she's got her act together, she's aiming to be a mom like she always knew she could. And she's hurtling straight for April's quiet little life....

About The Author

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Elinor Lipman started writing fiction by night while working at a teachers’ magazine by day. Her first book, Into Love and Out Again, was published in 1987; its centerpiece was seven connected stories, novella-length, which gave her the courage to try a novel. Then She Found Me came out in 1990 (eighteen years later it was adapted into a feature film), followed by The Way Men Act, Isabel’s Bed, The Inn at Lake Devine, The Ladies’ Man, The Dearly Departed, The Pursuit of Alice Thrift, My Latest Grievance, and most recently, The Family Man. Her honors include the New England Book Award and the Poetry Center’s Fiction Prize. She divides her time between leafy western Massachusetts and New York City. Visit to find out more.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (April 1, 1991)
  • Length: 307 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780671686154

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Raves and Reviews

"A bright, lively, and funny look at an eccentric mother-daughter relationship." -- The New York Times Book Review

"An enchanting tale. .. . Full of charm, humor, and unsentimental wisdom." -- Publishers Weekly

"Funny and poignant.... Then She Found Me is a truly happy book." -- New Orleans Times-Picayune

"Winningly wry and dry-eyed.... Funny, moving, and very wise in the ways of life." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Keenly expressed insights.... Charming." -- Vogue

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