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The Three Weissmanns of Westport

By Cathleen Schine

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| Hardcover | 9780374299040

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When Joseph Weissmann divorced his wife, he was seventy eight years old and she was seventy-five...He said the words 'Irreconcilable differences', and saw real confusion in his wife's eyes. 'Irreconcilable differences?' she said. 'Of course there are Continue

When Joseph Weissmann divorced his wife, he was seventy eight years old and she was seventy-five...He said the words 'Irreconcilable differences', and saw real confusion in his wife's eyes. 'Irreconcilable differences?' she said. 'Of course there are irreconcilable differences. What on earth does that have to do with divorce?' Thus begins "The Three Weissmanns of Westport", a sparkling contemporary adaptation of "Sense and Sensibility" from the always winning Cathleen Schine, who has already been crowned 'a modern-day Jewish Jane Austen' by "People's" Leah Rozen. In Schine's story, sisters Miranda, an impulsive but successful literary agent, and Annie, a pragmatic library director, quite unexpectedly find themselves the middle-aged products of a broken home. Dumped by her husband of nearly fifty years and then exiled from their elegant New York apartment by his mistress, Betty is forced to move to a small, run-down Westport, Connecticut, beach cottage. Joining her are Miranda and Annie, who dutifully comes along to keep an eye on her capricious mother and sister.
As the sisters mingle with the suburban aristocracy, love starts to blossom for both of them, and they find themselves struggling with the duelling demands of reason and romance.

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    Particolare rilettura di "Sense and Sensibility" di Jane Austen, questo romanzo della Schine, a differenza di altri suoi nel mio caso, letto tutto d'un fiato. Personaggi azzeccatissimi che anche se poco ricordano quelli austeniani, c'è nel libro quel ...(continue)

    Particolare rilettura di "Sense and Sensibility" di Jane Austen, questo romanzo della Schine, a differenza di altri suoi nel mio caso, letto tutto d'un fiato. Personaggi azzeccatissimi che anche se poco ricordano quelli austeniani, c'è nel libro quella morale sulla base di "Quel che è fatto è reso" che riporta molto alle storie dell'autrice del mitico Darcy. Una coppia anziana divorzia perchè il marito s'innamora della segretaria, non giovane, ma nemmeno vecchia, così la madre con le due figlie si trovano senza un soldo e senza un tetto sopra la testa a dover ricominciare da capo. Miranda ed Anne, dal canto loro, hanno le proprie macerie sulle quali dover ricostruire e tutto questo sullo sfondo di Cape Cod, anche d'inverno. Molto piacevole.

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    Gonza Basta said on Nov 24, 2011 | Add your feedback

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    78歲的先生要和75歲的妻子離婚,理由僅僅只為了『我們之間存在著無法相容的差異』,呼~原來這差異是要經過50年的婚姻生活才有辦法察覺!看來~婚姻與愛情一樣都有著保存期限。

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    貪婪的書蟲 said on Jul 18, 2011 | Add your feedback

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    jane austen moves to westport

    So much fun but warning: I hated the ending. Betty's husband of 40 years suddenly leaves her and takes the nice upper west side apt. Mom and the grown girls end up at Cousin Lou's little cottage in Westport broke. Amazing transfer from the English co ...(continue)

    So much fun but warning: I hated the ending. Betty's husband of 40 years suddenly leaves her and takes the nice upper west side apt. Mom and the grown girls end up at Cousin Lou's little cottage in Westport broke. Amazing transfer from the English country side to good ol' suburbia. ALthough the girls are in late 40s, both are going through crisis so move in with Mom. The ending would have Jane Austen rolling over in her grave but the spirit is all there. The sense and sensibility of the nice Jewish girl set...

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    Gail Paris said on Apr 22, 2010 | Add your feedback

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    The Three Weissmans Of Westport

    This was such a vapid chick-lit book and I am amazed that the NYTimes gave it such a good review. I stopped reading after 47 pages as it was going from bad to worse.

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    Claspam said on Mar 29, 2010 | Add your feedback

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  • English Books
  • Hardcover 288 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0374299048
  • ISBN-13: 9780374299040
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
  • Publish date: 2010-02-01
  • Dimensions: 148 mm x 980 mm x 1,476 mm
  • Also available as: Paperback , Others , eBook
  • In other languages: other languages 繁體書
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