“Then She Found Me” by Elinor Lipman
Recommended by Reference Librarian Pam Colt at the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell. Elinor Lipman is from Lowell.
From the book’s synopsis: “April Epner teaches high school Latin, wears flannel jumpers and is used to having her evenings free. Bernice Graverman brandishes designer labels, favors toad-sized earrings, and hosts her own tacky TV talk show: ‘Bernice G!’ But behind the glitz and glam, Bernice has followed the life of the daughter she gave up for adoption 36 years ago. Now that she’s got her act together, she’s aiming to be a mom like she always knew she could. And she’s hurtling straight for April’s quiet little life.”