Friday, March 8th at 12 pm - Author Luncheon! Elinor Lipman discusses and signs "Good Riddance"
Our DIESEL Author Literary Luncheon Series continues with Elinor Lipman for her new novel Good Riddance on Friday, March 8th at 12:00 pm.
The luncheon will be held at the wonderful Amici Brentwood, conveniently located a half a block from the bookstore at 2538 San Vicente Blvd. There is ticketed parking available at the restaurant or unlimited free parking along most of San Vicente Blvd. past 26th St. (please read the street signs as there is street cleaning on one side of the street on Friday afternoons). The cost for the luncheon with Elinor Lipman is $75, which includes one copy of the book. Please contact the store at 310-576-9960 to purchase tickets.
Good Riddance is the delightful new romantic comedy from Elinor Lipman, in which one woman's trash becomes another woman's treasure, with deliriously entertaining results.
Daphne Maritch doesn't quite know what to make of the heavily annotated high school yearbook she inherits from her mother, who held this relic dear. Too dear. The late June Winter Maritch was the teacher to whom the class of '68 had dedicated its yearbook, and in turn, she went on to attend every reunion, scribbling notes and observations after each one--not always charitably--and noting who overstepped boundaries of many kinds.
In a fit of decluttering (the yearbook did not, Daphne concluded, "spark joy"), she discards it when she moves to a small New York City apartment. But when it's found in the recycling bin by a busybody neighbor/documentary filmmaker, the yearbook's mysteries -- not to mention her own family's -- take on a whole new urgency, and Daphne finds herself entangled in a series of events both poignant and absurd.
Elinor Lipman is the award-winning author of eleven novels, including The View from Penthouse B and The Inn at Lake Devine; one essay collection, I Can't Complain; and Tweet Land of Liberty: Irreverent Rhymes from the Political Circus. She lives in New York City.