Books Elinor Lipman Books by Elinor Lipman Elinor Lipman has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Elinor Lipman Summer of Love Romance Writers Offer Sweet Thoughts For Valentine's Day February 14, 2014 Even if you hate the holiday, any day is a good day for chocolate and a swoony romantic read. But NPR's romance guru Bobbi Dumas is an unabashed lover of Valentine's Day, and she celebrating by asking five of her favorite authors to recommend their favorite romances — and describe their own Valentine traditions. Critics' Lists: Summer 2013 Start Storing Up: Indie Booksellers Pick Summer's Best Reads June 4, 2013 NPR's Susan Stamberg asked three of our go-to independent booksellers to help fill our beach bags with good books. The result is a reading list that's all about youth and ritual. Start Storing Up: Indie Booksellers Pick Summer's Best Reads Listen · 7:20 7:20 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/187601740/188568064" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpts: Recommended Books Excerpt: 'The Family Man' May 26, 2009 Elinor Lipman writes dialogue that sizzles with playful, effortless wit — but even at its breeziest The Family Man finds time to fully imagine its characters and linger over the unspoken cues that pass between them.