The Lion Is In: A Novel

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Penguin, Mar 29, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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“‘There are no miracles,” says Rita …. ‘Miracles are simply misunderstandings. Or worse, cons.’” –The Lion Is In

Tracee is a runaway bride and kleptomaniac. Lana’s an audacious beauty, a recovering alcoholic. Rita is a holy-roller minister’s wife, desperate to escape her marriage. 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.

Written with the deftness, humor, and sparkling wit that mark 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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I'm always interested in the origins of a book - how do writers come up with their ideas? Does something specific spark that first line? In Delia Ephron's case the answer is yes...... "This book ... Read full review

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The story begins on a warm June day when two runaway women – Lana in a t-shirt and ripped jeans, Tracee in a wedding dress – suffer the inconvenience of a flat tire in rural North Carolina. Rita comes ... Read full review

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Delia Ephron is a bestselling author and screenwriter. Her movies include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, You’ve Got Mail, Hanging Up (based on her novel), and Michael. She has written novels for adults and teenagers, and books of humor, including How to Eat Like a Child. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, More, The Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post. Recently, she collaborated with her sister Nora Ephron on the hit play, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, which ran for more than two years Off Broadway and has been performed all over the world, including Paris, Rio, and Sydney. She lives in New York City.


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