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The Lion Is In: A Novel

The Lion Is In: A Novel

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by Delia Ephron
     
 

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“‘There are no miracles,” says Rita …. ‘Miracles are simply misunderstandings. Or worse, cons.’” –The Lion Is In

Tracee is a runaway bride and kleptomaniac. Lana’s an audacious beauty, a recovering alcoholic. Rita is a holy-roller minister’s wife, desperate to escape her marriage. One warm

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“‘There are no miracles,” says Rita …. ‘Miracles are simply misunderstandings. Or worse, cons.’” –The Lion Is In

Tracee is a runaway bride and kleptomaniac. Lana’s an audacious beauty, a recovering alcoholic. Rita is a holy-roller minister’s wife, desperate to escape her marriage. One warm summer’s night, these three women go on the lam together. Their car breaks down on a rural highway in North Carolina and they’re forced to seek shelter in a seemingly abandoned nightclub. Which is where they meet Marcel. And soon everything changes. Marcel, you see, is a lion.

Written with the deftness, humor, and sparkling wit that mark her books, plays, and movies, Delia Ephron’s The Lion Is In is an unforgettable story of friendship, courage, love—and learning to salsa with the king of the jungle.


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"One of the sharpest observers of human behavior around, Ephron, with her trademark mastery of smart, snappy dialogue, delivers a read-in-one-sitting, feel-good celebration of resiliency and hope." –Booklist (starred review)

“Imagine if Siegfried & Roy had written Water for Elephants…. The Lion Is In is off to the races from the first sentence. [A] fun ride.” –San Antonio Express News

“Readers seeking a heartfelt, offbeat adventure will adore Ephron's fragile but feisty heroines…The perfect getaway for readers who long to reconnect with their inner selves, this quirky comedy's sense of wonder will delight and inspire.” –Shelf Awareness for Readers

“Three women embark on a journey of self-discovery, facilitated by a giant feline, in Ephron’s whimsical but winsome third novel.” –Kirkus Reviews

“A gentle fable.”  -O: The Oprah Magazine

“The best kind of chick lit — an engaging feminist romance from which the reader emerges with a welcome mood boost. Twinkling with wit and warmth, it also packs a moral punch: We need to forgive not just each other, but ourselves, make amends wherever we can and just ease the heck up already.” –Newark Star Ledger

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101580561
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/29/2012
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
257,487
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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“The best kind of chick lit — an engaging feminist romance from which the reader emerges with a welcome mood boost. Twinkling with wit and warmth, it also packs a moral punch: We need to forgive not just each other, but ourselves, make amends wherever we can and just ease the heck up already.” –Newark Star Ledger

Meet the Author

Delia Ephron is a bestselling author and screenwriter. Her movies include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, You’ve Got Mail, Hanging Up (based on her novel), and Michael. She has written novels for adults and teenagers, and books of humor, including How to Eat Like a Child. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, More, The Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post. Recently, she collaborated with her sister Nora Ephron on the hit play, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, which ran for more than two years Off Broadway and has been performed all over the world, including Paris, Rio, and Sydney. She lives in New York City.


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