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Lorna Mott Comes Home

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Lorna Mott Comes Home by Diane Johnson
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Jul 19, 2022 | ISBN 9780525562658

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“Thoroughly charming . . . A delightful comedy of manners.”  —The Wall Street Journal
“Briskly witty . . . delightful . . . an engaging confection . . . clever, dry, and often highly amusing.” —Claire Messud, Harper’s Magazine
“[A] trenchant transatlantic comedy . . . Johnson writes with assured brio and wit . . . an affectionate romp.” —The Christian Science Monitor
“Spectacular wit and humor . . . There are endless strings of smart observations, tucked next to moments of real vulnerability and fear.” —Star Tribune
“The divine Diane Johnson’s latest propulsive novel—her 12th—[is] a layered yet airy confection. . . . Johnson is a master plotter . . . entertaining . . . hard to put down.” —Air Mail
“Johnson has perfected the comedy of manners . . . Her latest novel allows Johnson to play to her strengths.” —Berkeleyside
“Inspired . . . a dishy drama with crystalline sentences . . . delicious.” —Shelf Awareness

“Johnson returns with undimmed joie de vivre to the delicious Francophile vein she mined so successfully in her National Book Award finalist Le Divorce . . . Everything one looks forward to in Johnson’s books is delivered in abundance here: nimble plotting, witty narration, edifying juxtaposition of French and American cultures. . . . Doing what she does best, Johnson shows us why she’s been compared to writers like Henry James, Jane Austen, and Voltaire.” —Kirkus (starred review)
“Delightfully absurd . . . incisive . . . Johnson gently but deftly skewers everyone as they scheme for financial gain and languorously search for meaning and happiness.” —Booklist
“Johnson makes a welcome return to her wheelhouse in this propulsive domestic dramedy of manners . . . [Her] usual razor-sharp prose and astute observations are on full display . . . provocative . . . poignant . . . a treat.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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