In this dazzling debut novel, Ms. Lipton shows a clear talent for understanding the foibles of human nature. She is able to bring out both the hilarious and poignant side of relationships. Iris is a "fish out of water" at the book's beginning, but the reader will root for her as she grows and faces challenges. Clever dialog and a true sense of place add an extra charm to this tale of love and friendships. All the characters are well drawn and the reader will be able to relate to the problems they face.
I will look forward to more quirky stories from brilliant author in the near future.