The Inn at Lake Divine

by Elinor Lipman

It’s Jewish Natalie Marx v. the restricted to gentiles only Vermont resort in the Catskills. Ms. Lipman is a good writer: engaging and amusing. The book is a light and frothy social comedy tackling the issue of antisemitism in the ’60s and ’70s. It takes some surprising twists and turns that keep one’s interest. I am not one to stick with a book on principle if it is not entertaining. The romance is mild but nice, taking second priority to the character development and cultural exploration of Jewish v. Gentile manners and family ways. I will definitely be giving this author another whirl.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

January 11, 2016

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