The Lion Is In

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Thorndike Press, Sep 26, 2012 - Fiction - 373 pages
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Tracee is a runaway bride and kleptomaniac. Lana's an audacious beauty and a recovering alcoholic. Rita is a holy-roller minister's wife, desperate to escape her marriage and discover whether she actually has a mind of her own.
One warm summer's night, these three women go on the lam together. Their car breaks down on a rural highway in North Carolina and they're forced to seek shelter in a seemingly abandoned nightclub. Which is where they meet Marcel. And soon everything changes.
Marcel, you see, is a lion, a retired circus performer stuck in a cage in this godforsaken roadhouse. And through admiration - one might even say love - for Marcel, our heroines find a way to confront their complicated pasts and fight for the strange, embracing relationships they've formed out in the middle of nowhere. They ultimately navigate their way back to their own hearts - and ours.
Written with the deftness, humor, and sparkling wit that have marked her books, plays, and movies, Delia Ephron's "The Lion Is In" is an unforgettable story of friendship, courage, love - and learning to salsa with the king of the jungle.

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This is a fun, light-hearted read with a humorous plot. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Sim Carter - Goodreads

From the moment I saw the cover of Delia Ephron's The Lion is In - this photo-realistic shot of three women (one in a wedding veil) and a lion in a convertible, driving off into the sunset, I've ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane - Goodreads

This is a sweet, fun, whimsical book--not unlike a palate cleanser between two very heavy courses in an elaborate dinner. It's not a fantasy; the lion is not magical but is in fact quite real. And that's a large part of the appeal. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Delia Ephron, author and screenwriter, has written many books for children and adults, including the recent novel Hanging Up. Her film work as a writer and producer includes the movie Hanging Up, as well as You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, and Michael. She lives in New York City.

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