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The Three Weissmanns of Westport
The Three Weissmanns of Westport
Author: Cathleen Schine
Jane Austen's beloved Sense and Sensibility has moved to Westport, Connecticut, in this enchanting modern-day homage to the classic novel  — 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 ...  more » “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 dueling demands of reason and romance.
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ISBN-13: 9780312680527
ISBN-10: 031268052X
Publication Date: 2/1/2011
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 75 ratings
Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This book was depressing and boring.
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Joseph Weissman is divorcing his wife of 48 years. His wife Betty and her 2 daughters regroup at a beach cottage in Westport Connecticut. Its a different lifestyle at the cottage than living off Central Park in the City. Everyone has issues to deal with. But hopefully everyone appreciates what all has done for them.
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I started to read this book on an e-reader at Best Buy when my mom was shopping for a computer and it was so good I had to get a copy. I was not disappointed.

I really enjoyed the story, I laughed and I cried and was sad to see it end. It portrayed the relationships between the mom and daughters and well as between the sister very authentically.