Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly``Modern domestic lifewhen to have children, whom to marryis the subject of most of these 16 stories,'' noted PW , maintaining that although Lipman ``displays a sense of humor and occasional streak of originality, she does not take any of her ideas or her characters very far.'' (November)
Library JournalLipman's short stories are filled with sweet, complex people in unusual relationships: gentle Tim, for instance, falls madly in love with unwed Hannah, who is in the ninth month of her pregnancy; sad Clair at last finds a true lover but breaks off with him because she senses parental disapproval of his low status as a supermarket produce man; Martha and Carl tenderly, tentatively exchange love and body fat. The stories, charming in a finely etched way, contain some wry, delightful twists of plot and oblique, often painful, dialogue. These people slide by each other, connecting only on occasion, their connections graced by both joy and despair, much ambiguity, and accommodation to different kinds of love. This first collection is recommended. Johanna Ezell, Mont Alto Campus Lib., Pennsylvania State Univ.
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Into Love and Out Again based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Since I have read all of Lipman's books, I ordered this collection of her short stories, written awhile ago. They are marvelous! I don't usually think that I will enjoy short stories as much as sinking myself into a novel, but these are just fun to read and delightful.