The Pursuit of Alice Thrift

The Pursuit of Alice Thrift

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Alice Thrift, a socially inept surgical intern at a Boston hospital, is pursued romantically by shady social climber Ray Russo, until her roommate and her neighbor decide to guide Alice through the social complexities of life.

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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. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Random House, [2003]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780679463139
Branch Call Number: FIC Lipman, E 2003
Characteristics: 269 pages ; 25 cm


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WVMLStaffPicks Sep 10, 2014

Alice, a surgical intern, is definitely a flawed character, lacking tact and social graces. Lipman follows the progress of her “pursuit” by her social opposite Ray, who may or may not be trustworthy. This witty, enjoyable novel goes beyond “chick lit” with its keen insights and memorable characters.

May 18, 2013

Witty and laugh aloud story of a female intern who's complete lack of social graces makes her life more difficult than it needs to be. I'll read more by this author who has a deft way of handling descriptions and conversation. In other words, I'm enjoying this book a lot!

DebbyReese Jun 09, 2012

Another great little book by Lipman! Once again, Ms. Lipman is able to address sensitive topics with both humor and respect. The main character in this book is a medical intern who is probably autistic - trying very hard to fit in with others - not always quite getting it. This book was an easy, light read that was entertaining.

tpoqab Dec 11, 2011

early nov 2011


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