A "New York Times" Best SellerA" New York Times Book Review" Editors' ChoiceBetty 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 ...
iddle-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").
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 EnglishSo 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......Continua Nascondi