Rachel To The Rescue (Paperback)
“Readers who are hungry for heartwarming comedy and spicy D.C. gossip will find Lipman’s new novel absolutely delicious.”—New York Times Book Review
A mischievous political satire, with a delightful cast of characters, from one of America’s funniest novelists.
Rachel Klein is sacked from her job at the White House after she sends an email criticizing Donald Trump. As she is escorted off the premises she is hit by a speeding car, driven by what the press will discreetly call "a personal friend of the President." Does that explain the flowers, the get-well wishes at a press briefing, the hush money offered by a lawyer at her hospital bedside? Rachel’s recovery is soothed by comically doting parents, matchmaking room-mates, a new job as aide to a journalist whose books aim to defame the President, and unexpected love at the local wine store. But secrets leak, and Rachel’s new-found happiness has to make room for more than a little chaos. Will she bring down the President? Or will he manage to do that all by himself?
ELINOR LIPMAN is the award-winning author of sixteen books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Inn at Lake Devine, Isabel’s Bed, I Can’t Complain: (All Too) Personal Essays, On Turpentine Lane, and Rachel to the Rescue. Her first novel, Then She Found Me, became a 2008 feature film, directed by and starring Helen Hunt, with Bette Midler, Colin Firth, and Matthew Broderick. She was the 2011–12 Elizabeth Drew Professor of Creative Writing at Smith College and divides her time between Manhattan and the Hudson Valley.
“Readers who are hungry for heartwarming comedy and spicy D.C. gossip will find Lipman’s new novel absolutely delicious.”—The New York Times Book Review “If laughter is the best medicine . . . Rachel to the Rescue is a healing prescription following four years of the Trump presidency.”—Shelf Awareness for Readers "Hilarious . . . A great novel for a long and lazy summer afternoon. It feels so good to laugh."—Minneapolis Star-Tribune "A deft and funny book. I really enjoyed the feisty heroine, her super warm boyfriend, the throwaway cookery, the satire and, as usual with Elinor Lipman’s characters, I can see it all so clearly on screen. Brava, sister!"—Maureen Lipman "The Trump book that could only be published abroad."—Stacy Schiff "Utterly, deliciously funny and winning. Just what the doctor ordered."—Beth Gutcheon "The perfect anti-Trump, pro-voting book you need right now."—Caroline Leavitt "Such a terrific story – witty and original and many times I shrieked with laughter. I love the combination of razor-sharp edge and tender heart. It’s a book we need on both sides of the Atlantic right now."—Patty Dann "It's got everything I expect from an Elinor Lipman novel: the witty, totally say-able dialogue that the actor in me would have killed for, the plot based on the fact that most humans have loony in them somewhere, and the classy skewering of just about everyone who deserves it. On top of that, it’s giving me a much needed laugh at a time when there isn’t much to laugh at."—Louise Shaffer "The Lipman wit is a perfect remedy for the insane situation we’ve been in with Trump during the past four years."—Gail Tsukiyama —