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THE VIEW FROM PENTHOUSE B

The View from Penthouse B

Two sisters recover from widowhood, divorce, and Bernie Madoff as unexpected roommates in a Manhattan apartment. Read more

I CAN'T COMPLAIN: (ALL TOO) PERSONAL ESSAYS

I Can't Complain: (All Too) Personal Essays

Looking back and forging ahead, Elinor considers the subjects that matter most: childhood and condiments, long marriage and solo living, career and politics. Read more

TWEET LAND OF LIBERTY: IRREVERENT RHYMES FROM THE POLITICAL CIRCUS

Tweet Land of Liberty: Irreverent Rhymes from the Political Circus

Taking full advantage of Twitter's 140-character limit, Elinor tweets a poem-a-day during the Republican primaries and the run-up to the 2012 presidential election. Read more

THE FAMILY MAN

The Family Man

A hysterical phone call from Henry Archer's ex-wife and a familiar face in a photograph upend his well-ordered life and bring him back into contact with the child he adored, a short-term stepdaughter from a misbegotten marriage long ago. Read more

MY LATEST GRIEVANCE

My Latest Grievance

Born and raised in a college dorm and chafing under the care of "the most annoyingly evenhanded parental team in the history of civilization," Frederica Hatch is starting to feel that her life is stiflingly snug. But then, into this cozy but claustrophobic world, comes Laura Lee French, a wannabe Rockette and the new dorm mother at the lackluster women's college where Frederica's parents teach and agitate. Read more

THE PURSUIT OF ALICE THRIFT

The Pursuit of Alice Thrift

Poor Alice Thrift, surgical intern in a Boston hospital, high of I.Q. but low in social graces. Into her workaholic and wallflower life comes Ray Russo, fast-talking fudge salesman with upwardly mobile ambitions. Is he a con man or a sincere suitor? Read more

THE DEARLY DEPARTED

The Dearly Departed

When Margaret Batten and Miles Finn are found dead in Margaret's gray bungalow, all of King George, New Hampshire, is abuzz. Is it foul play? (No.) Were they engaged? (Yes, if you believe the cleaning lady.) And why do Margaret's daughter, Sunny, and Miles's son, Fletcher—perfect strangers until the funeral—have the same corona of prematurely gray hair? Read more

THE LADIES' MAN

The Ladies' Man

Thirty unmarried years have passed since the barely suitable Harvey Nash failed to show up at a grand Boston hotel for his own engagement party. Today, the near-bride, Adele Dobbin, and her two sisters, Lois and Kathleen, blame Harvey for what unkind relatives call their spinsterhood, and what potential beaus might characterize as a leery, united front. Read more

THE INN AT LAKE DEVINE

The Inn at Lake Devine

It's 1962 and Natalie Marx is shocked when her mother receives this reply to her inquiry about summer accommodation in Vermont: "Our guests who feel most comfortable here, and return year after year, are Gentiles." It was not complicated, as her mother pointed out. "They had a hotel; they didn't want Jews. We were Jews." For twelve-year-old Natalie, the words are an infuriating, irresistible challenge. Read more

ISABEL'S BED

Isabel's Bed

Isabel Krug is a glamorous blonde with a tabloid past; Harriet Mahoney is a bookish single would-be writer, unlucky in love, who never takes risks—except one. Read more

THE WAY MEN ACT

The Way Men Act

Melinda LeBlanc, at 30, makes an untriumphant return to Harrow, Massachusetts, her recently gentrified hometown. She's unmarried, romanced out, designing wedding bouquets for old classmates who hadn't known a fraction of her early popularity. So why is she alone—not counting the occasional horizontal encounter—while these dull brides have found men and happiness? Read more

THEN SHE FOUND ME

Then She Found Me

Given up for adoption thirty-six years ago, April Epner, now a quiet-living, sensible-jumper-wearing Latin teacher, has never had the slightest desire to be reunited with her biological mother. But, as it turns out, she doesn't have a choice. Now a major motion picture starring and directed by Helen Hunt. Read more

INTO LOVE AND OUT AGAIN

Into Love and Out Again

This collection's centerpiece charts an offbeat romance that begins in line at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, where Tim, a gentle graphic designer, meets beautiful, single Hannah who is nine months pregnant. "Only a sick person would ask a hugely pregnant woman to dinner and consider it the best date of his life," worries Tim. Read more

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