Summer Fiction Series: Elinor Lipman’s The View from Penthouse B

Throughout the summer, we will be highlighting new local fiction from Western New England authors — for those lazy days on the beach, or just to take a break from all that weeding. In our first interview of the series, best-selling writer Elinor Lipman talks with NEPR’s Karen Brown. Lipman — who divides her time between Northampton, Massachusetts and New York — has just published her tenth comic novel, “The View from Penthouse B.” Lipman begins by reading a section where her main character Gwen-Laura — who, like Lipman, is a recent widow — decides to start an online dating business.