My Latest Grievance by Elinor Lipman audiobook

My Latest Grievance

By Elinor Lipman
Read by Mia Barron

Blackstone Publishing
8.04 Hours Unabridged
Format: MP3 CD (In Stock)
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Frederica Hatch, born and raised ina college dorm and chafing under the care of “the most annoyingly evenhandedparental team in the history of civilization,” is starting to feel that herlife is stiflingly snug. Then into this cozy but claustrophobic world comesLaura Lee French, a wannabe Rockette and the new dorm mother at the lacklusterwomen’s college where Frederica’s parents teach and agitate. Further disturbingthe peace is the fact that Miss French—in the distant past—had been married toFrederica’s earnest and unglamorous father. Fearing scandal and campus glee,the three Hatches and Laura Lee attempt to keep their secret.

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Summary

Paterson Fiction Prize

Frederica Hatch, born and raised ina college dorm and chafing under the care of “the most annoyingly evenhandedparental team in the history of civilization,” is starting to feel that herlife is stiflingly snug. Then into this cozy but claustrophobic world comesLaura Lee French, a wannabe Rockette and the new dorm mother at the lacklusterwomen’s college where Frederica’s parents teach and agitate. Further disturbingthe peace is the fact that Miss French—in the distant past—had been married toFrederica’s earnest and unglamorous father. Fearing scandal and campus glee,the three Hatches and Laura Lee attempt to keep their secret.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is not-to-be-missed reading.” BookPage
“Lipman—known for her wit, sharp societal observations, and lovely command of language--has created 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
“[A] delightful audiobook…Lipman’s irresistible storytelling features charming descriptions and three-dimensional characters with crisp edges and vibrant colors. Mia Barron’s performance is utterly appropriate for Lipman’s style. Her animated voice sounds fresh and earnest, and she’s engaging from the outset. Each member of this lively cast is given a distinct voice, and Barron’s understanding of the text’s humor and gentle social commentary is evident in a splendid reading.” AudioFile
“Completely irresistible. Expect high demand for this novel and renewed interest in Lipman’s previous seven. Highly recommended.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Elinor Lipman’s eighth novel exhibits her trademark social satire, facility with dialogue, and humor. Like her other novels, it addresses themes close to the heart: the bonds between parents and children and between fiction and reality. Covering a few decades, the novel offers a smart, funny protagonist and outlandish, if highly realistic, situations… My Latest Grievance is worth a reader’s every second.” Bookmarks Magazine
“May be Lipman’s best work so far...Every page offers laugh-out-loud dialogue...So entertaining you’re sorry to see it end.” Seattle Times
“Frederica Hatch—the articulate, curious, and naïve narrator of Lipman’s eighth novel—proves the perfect vehicle for this satiric yet compassionate family portrait…As in previous novels, Lipman addresses sensitive issues (anti-Semitism, adultery, dementia) with delicacy and acerbity. She also nails the shifts and moods of an angry teenager, a grandmother in denial, a philanderer in hiding, and a campus in shock. By the end, a smart young girl learns compassion for a world that can be grotesquely, hilariously, disturbingly unfair.” Publishers Weekly
“Lovable, psychologically intricate... [a] bittersweet farce.” New York Times Book Review

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Author Bio: Elinor Lipman

Author Bio: Elinor Lipman

Elinor Lipman is the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including The Inn at Lake Devine and My Latest Grievance, winner of the Paterson Fiction Prize. In 2001 she won the New England Book Award for Fiction. The film Then She Found Me, directed by and starring Helen Hunt, is based on her first novel.

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Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English