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by Elinor Lipman

  • Author: Elinor Lipman
  • ISBN: 1416589937
  • ISBN13: 978-1416589938
  • ePub: 1178 kb | FB2: 1111 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press (April 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 320
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 263
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Then She Found Me: A Novel ePub download

Then She Found Me is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Helen Hunt. The screenplay by Hunt, Alice Arlen, and Victor Levin is very loosely based on the 1990 novel of the same name by Elinor Lipman.

Then She Found Me is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Helen Hunt. The film marked Hunt's feature film directorial debut. Deeply religious April Epner, a 39-year-old Brooklyn elementary school teacher, finds her life derailed by a series of events over which she has no control.

Then She Found Me came out in 1990 (eighteen years later it was adapted into a feature film), followed by The . Elinor Lipman's books really do get better with age. April, the sensibly dressed Latin teacher, is encountered by Bernice, her quirky, sometimes outrageous, biological mother.

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. A common plot line, some might think, but April and her mother are seemingly polar opposites.

Then She Found Me: A Novel. But she had to be a gumshoe; she had to put on sunglasses and follow my old Corolla to my high-rise apartment building. She had to catch up with me in the lobby as I was approaching my mailbox, key extended, and stop me with a tap on my arm. Close up, I could see her lips had been enlarged with lip liner and painted in with a creamy pink.

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.

Then She Found Me has been added to your Cart. There are some predictable moments in this tale, like seeing a "talk-show reunion moment" played out, but Then She Found Me: A Novel leaves the reader with a warm, tingly glow. 6 people found this helpful.

Then She Found Me book. But April Epner is about to find out more - a whole lot more

Then She Found Me book. But April Epner is about to find out more - a whole lot more. Then She Found Me is a bittersweet gem of a novel dealing with the reunion of mother and daughter, when the daughter is 36 and the mother in her fifties. April is a serious, reserved Latin teacher whose adoptive parents have since died. Bernice G is a local talk show host, brash, narcissistic, and determined to always have "My biological mother was 17 when she had me in 1952, and even that was more than I wanted to know about her.

We flailed in the dark, both reaching in odd directions for the sound. April? said a woman’s voice. Night panic made my heart pound. I know what you’re up to, said the voice. I slammed down the phone. Dwight moved his legs over mine. The phone rang again. After a few rings I did. What if I had misunderstood the first time? What if this was the hospital calling about his parents? Who is it?. I said as I answered.

Then She Found Me. A Novel. Then She Found Me is a truly happy book. - New Orleans Times-Picayune. She divides her time between leafy western Massachusetts and New York City.

She published her first novel, Then She Found Me, in 1990. Lipman graduated from Simmons College where she studied journalism. She lives in western Massachusetts and Manhattan. Her essays have appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The New York Times and Salon. The View from Penthouse B (her 10th novel) and I Can't Complain: (all too) Personal Essays (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) were published in 2013.

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....
Leceri
As a wise man said, "Reading the last page of a good book is like saying goodbye to a dear friend." Elinor Lipman's books really do get better with age. April, the sensibly dressed Latin teacher, is encountered by Bernice, her quirky, sometimes outrageous, biological mother. A common plot line, some might think, but April and her mother are seemingly polar opposites. As the relationship develops, I found myself cheering on the two women, despite sometimes wanting to give Bernice a light slap. Ms. Lipman's book is charming, insightful, and humorous. This comes as no surprise to me, having read everything Ms. Lipman has published.
Went Tyu
I'm a huge fan of Eleanor Lipman's books, and this is my favorite. It's *nothing* like the horrible film supposedly based on it, which wasted a great cast of Helen Hunt, Colin Firth and Bette Midler on a plot that has almost nothing in common with the book. The book is witty, poignant and also quite funny. It explores issues of family, adoption, and mature romance in a charming story with a main character you can identify with. April Epner is a thirty something high school Latin teacher whose life is changed in many ways when her biological mother "finds her." The mother is almost a caricature, but it all works.
Daigami
This charming little story reveals how a reunion between a grown woman and her birth mother can totally change the lives of each of them, in unexpected ways.

April Epner teaches high school Latin, dresses for comfort, and lives a no-nonsense life. Not much going on socially, but this doesn't seem to bother her.

Her adoptive parents have died, within two years of one another, and April does feel at loose ends. She doesn't think much about her birth mother, so when she is contacted by a friend of the woman, she doesn't really believe it at first. This celebrity talk-show hostess couldn't
possibly be her mother!

They gradually come to know one another---kind of like mixing oil and water---but April finds that her life is changing pleasantly, in subtle ways. She opens herself to a relationship with the school librarian and she even allows herself to make small changes in other aspects of her life. Closed off and detached from relationships as she has been, she finds that, even at the unlikely age of thirty-six, one can find love and family connections.

There are some predictable moments in this tale, like seeing a "talk-show reunion moment" played out, but Then She Found Me: A Novel leaves the reader with a warm, tingly glow.
Kea
It was very good, but the conquest of the very aggressive Birth Mother doesn't happen as much anymore. Today's parents are much less-invasive
with their children. Most of the young adults I know, would tell me to "bug off"--or worse.

So--good book, not realistic in today's world.
YSOP
I enjoyed this tale of a woman who meets her birth mother after her adopted parents pass away. Their's is an unusual and entertaining relationship. You can't help but root for all these characters as they navigate new territory and family ties. Lipman is the best at writing humorous exchanges and realistic dialogue. It was sad when it ended. I hope there's a sequel someday.
Mash
This book kept me reading, but did not have an intriguing plot, after about halfway through. I could predict the ending, and really only kept reading just to finish the book. I managed to keep reading it, but I wasn't enthralled or glued to the book. It was a good book to read just before I went to bed...to put me to sleep. Not a lot of thought involved.
GawelleN
I liked this book as it was a little different from some of the books about a child looking for his birth mother. it kept my interest and I did recommend it to my friends who like to read.
Love her writing .Very realistic characters & true to life interesting stories.
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