One of Elinor Lipman's funniest and most entertaining novels.
Given up for adoption thirty-six years ago, April Epner, now a quiet-living, sensible-jumper-wearing Latin teacher, has never had the slightest desire to be reunited with her biological mother. But, as it turns out, she doesn't have a choice.
When Bernice Graverman, the brash, glamorous host of a mildly successful daytime TV talk show, flounces into her life claiming to be her mother, April is horrified: can she and this woman really share the same genes? Worse still, Bernice seems determined to take up her maternal role where she left off. Her first task: to tackle April's non-existent love life
Elinor Lipman's previous novels include THEN SHE FOUND ME, ISABEL'S BED and THE INN AT LAKE DEVINE. Four of her novels are currently in development as feature films. She divides her time between Northampton, Massachusetts and New York City