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The Three Weissmanns of Westport
by Cathleen Schine


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A New York Times Best Seller
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A New York Times Best Seller
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

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).

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  • ISBN-13: 9780312680527
  • ISBN-10: 031268052X
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: February 2011
  • Page Count: 292
  • Dimensions: 8.26 x 5.55 x 0.81 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.61 pounds


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Inspired by the work of Jane Austen, The Three Weissmanns of Westport focuses on three women in different phases of life who are struggling with changes in career and love. Betty Weissmann’s world is turned upside down when, after almost 50 years of marriage, her husband takes up with another woman. At the age of 75, she leaves behind her well-to-do Manhattan existence and moves into an old beach house in Westport, Connecticut. Betty is soon joined by her daughters: Miranda, a literary agent embroiled in legal troubles, and Annie, a debt-ridden librarian. In Westport, a place filled with fresh faces and opportunities, the trio’s prospects brighten. Miranda falls for a young actor, while Annie connects unexpectedly with the brother of a family friend. A tale of old-fashioned romance set against a contemporary backdrop, Cathleen Schine’s latest is a true page-turner. Richly plotted and filled with emotion and heart, it’s a delightful tribute to Austen.  

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