cover image Then She Found Me

Then She Found Me

Elinor Lipman. Washington Square Press, $14 (320pp) ISBN 978-0-671-68615-4

Quiet and content April Epner, a high school Latin teacher whose adoptive parents are recently deceased, is claimed by her birth mother, an obnoxious TV talk show hostess. ``Raising laughter and tears with acutely observed characterizations and dry, affectionate wit, Lipman also keeps dealing out the surprises, leaving readers smiling long after the last page is turned,'' PW said. (Apr.)