Into Love and Out Again: Stories by Elinor Lipman (1987; Washington Square Press, 1988, 194pp.)
Maybe it’s because I just forced myself to finish reading a book of strange, morbid fantasy/horror tales of varying (and sometimes questionable) quality, but I found Into Love and Out Again to be pure delight. Lipman’s little book of stories could best be described as resembling a box of chocolates: weighing in at just under 200 pages, it bundles unrequited love, childrearing, self-image, and other universal trials of the modern day woman into sixteen stories, each offering a short, tasty revelation on the matters of love and relationships. Reader, enjoy.
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