Inspired by haunted house

Author Elinor Lipman signed a copy of “On Turpentine Lane” at House of Books on Saturday, April 15. Photo by Elyse Sadtlerm

KENT — Author Elinor Lipman was inspired by a haunted house to write her latest novel, “On Turpentine Lane.” She talked about the book and signed copies of it at the House of Books on Saturday, April 15 .

A native of Lowell, Mass., Lipman began her writing career as a college intern with the Lowell Sun newspaper. Her first book, “Into Love and Out Again,” was published in 1987. The publication of her second book, “Then She Found Me,” followed in 1990, and was eventually made into a motion picture.

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