Family Man; Elinor Lipman
Sound Library - 2009
Henry Archer is likable, old-school type guy. He retired early from his Manhattan law practice so he can enjoy life, as he expects to die young like his father before him. Henry's also gay, but was married briefly to Denise, who had a daughter, Thalia, that Henry had adopted. Henry reluctantly gave up custody rights when the couple divorced and Denise remarried.
Now when Henry learns that Denise's most recent husband (#3) has died, he is anxious to reconnect with Thalia who is now 29 and an aspiring actress. The two begin having lunch together and as their relationship grows there are unexpected perks, joy and love to be experienced by both.
This is another dialogue driven novel (not my favorite style) but, it's rather enjoyable for several reasons. It's a comedy of manners -- lots of wit with quirky characters who are easy to root for. Henry is so real and unassuming. If you are looking for an upbeat story that will leave you smiling, try this one. The audio was read by Jonathan Davis who did a great job. Although this wasn't my favorite book by Elinor Lipman, I'm still happy I gave this one a try.