Inn at Lake Devine

Elinor Lipman, 1998

In 1962, a liberal Newton, Massachusetts family is politely discouraged from vacationing at a Vermont resort, told that the "guests who feel most comfortable here, and return year after year, are Gentiles." Experiencing her first taste of overt anti-Semitism, 13-year-old Natalie becomes instantly obsessed with the Inn at Lake Devine and the seemingly bigoted family that owns and operates it. She embarks on a humorously enlightening 10-year odyssey.

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