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978-0-375-72459-6 / 9780375724596

The Pursuit of Alice Thrift

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Publisher:Vintage

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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In her newest well-tuned, witty, and altogether wonderful novel, bestselling author Elinor Lipman dares to ask: 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 I.Q. but low in social graces. She doesnt mean to be acerbic, clinical, or blunt, but where was she the day they taught Bedside Manner 101? Into Alices 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? Alices parents, roommate, and best friend Sylvie are appalled at her choice of mate. 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 Alices best instincts can triumph over Rays unsavory ways.

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