Thursday, August 4, 2011

Julie's Review: The Three Weissmanns of Westport

The Three Weissmanns of Westport: A Novel
Summary: “Sense and Sensibility” is transported to the world of hedge funds and infomercials in this clever, frothy novel. When Joseph Weissmann divorces Betty, his wife of forty-eight years, she takes refuge in her cousin’s cottage in Connecticut, with her two daughters. Annie, the elder, is a sober worrywart, while Miranda, the younger, is self-involved, inclined to melodrama, and on the verge of bankruptcy after her literary agency represented too many fraudulent memoirs. The sisters become involved in a shifting game of romantic entanglements that include a celebrated reclusive writer, a semi-retired lawyer, a Hollywood-bound schemer, an epidemiologist, and a couple of vacuous hangers-on. The ironic title—the three are anything but wise men—does little justice to Schine’s real wit, which playfully probes the lies, self-deceptions, and honorable hearts of her characters. ~cathleenschine.com

Review: When I received a copy of The Three Weissmanns of Westport,

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