Elinor Lipman's FAMILY MAN (Mariner, $14.95) gives Henry Archer a second chance at happiness. Still scarred by his divorce from Denise and separation from his adopted daughter Thalia two decades ago, Henry finds them both back in his life—for better and worse. By opening himself up to the possibility of joy and family, he gets both—experiencing a torrent of anxiety, protectiveness, and unexpected romance. Lipman creates characters who are imperfect but lovable, devises scenes of wit and honesty, and delivers a story that makes you care and smile.
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