The Pursuit of ALICE THRIFT

The Pursuit of ALICE THRIFT

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Paperback, Vintage Books USA, 2004, ISBN# 0375724591
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Workaholic wallflower Alice Thrift, a socially inept surgical intern at a Boston hospital, is pursued romantically by Ray Russo, a social-climbing, somewhat shady purveyor of carnival fudge, until her roommate, nurse Leo Frawley, and neighbor, Dr. Sylvie Schwartz, decide to take on the task of guiding Alice through the social complexities of life. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

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Workaholic wallflower Alice Thrift, a socially inept surgical intern at a Boston hospital, is pursued romantically by Ray Russo, a social-climbing, somewhat shady purveyor of carnival fudge, until her roommate, nurse Leo Frawley, and neighbor, Dr. Sylvie Schwartz, decide to take on the task of guiding Alice through the social complexities of life. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

In her newest well-tuned, witty, and altogether wonderful novel, bestselling author Elinor Lipman dares to ask: Can an upper-middle-class doctor find love with a shady, fast-talking salesman?
Meet Alice Thrift, surgical intern in a Boston hospital, high of I.Q. but low in social graces. She doesn't mean to be acerbic, clinical, or blunt, but where was she the day they taught Bedside Manner 101? Into Alice's workaholic and wallflower life comes Ray Russo, a slick traveling fudge salesman in search of a nose job and well-heeled companionship, but not necessarily in that order. Is he a conman or a sincere suitor? Good guy or bad? Alice's parents, roommate, and best friend Sylvie are appalled at her choice of mate. Despite her doubts, Alice finds herself walking down the aisle, not so much won over as worn down. Will their marriage last the honeymoon? Only if Alice's best instincts can triumph over Ray's unsavory ways.

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Number of Pages: 288
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: Occupations,Settings ,  WOMEN PHYSICIANS_FICTION ,  FICTION_GENERAL ,  BOSTON (MASS.)_FICTION
Author: Lipman, Elinor
Target Audience: Trade
Series Title: Vintage Contemporaries
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN-13: 9780375724596
Fiction/Nonfiction: Y
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.00 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0375724591
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