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The Three Weissmanns of Westport: A Novel

ISBN13: 9780374299040
ISBN: 0374299048
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $25.0
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published Date:
Pages: 304
Average Goodreads rating: 2.93/5 (5496 ratings)

Betty Weissmann has just been dumped by her husband of forty-eight years. Exiled from her elegant New York apartment by her husband's mistress, she and her two middle-aged daughters, Miranda and Annie, regroup in a run-down Westport, Connecticut, beach cottage. In Schine's playful and devoted homage to Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," the impulsive sister is Miranda, a literary agent entangled in a series of scandals, and the more pragmatic sister is Annie, a library director, who feels compelled to move in and watch over her capricious mother and sister. Schine's witty, wonderful novel" ""is simply full of "pleasure" the pleasure of reading, the pleasure of Austen, and the pleasure that the characters so rightly and humorously pursue....An absolute triumph" ("The Cleveland Plain Dealer").