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Thursday, July 1, 2010

THE THREE WEISSMANNS OF WESTPORT by Cathleen Schine

(Loosely based on Jane Austen’s SENSE AND SENSIBILITY) Betty Weissman at age 75 is newly divorced and forced to move from her trendy New York City apartment to Westport, Connecticut, a cottage owned by a generous cousin. In order to make ends meet her grown daughters rent their places and move in also, starting a chain reaction of domestic comedy and social critique as the three women cope with each other and budding romance.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Only read the first 52 pages and the last 40 pages. The language was too gross for me. Might have a good plot if you can stand constant filth in the characters mouths.

Anonymous said...

I do not believe I read this book. It started out okay and got worse and worse. I kept thinking it would have a happy ending. So many 'F' words, two lesbian women. This was an awful book--YUK, YUK!

Anonymous said...

Language miserable -- F"word within first 12 pages.
Didn't finish -- language

Debbi Olson said...

This was one of the worst books I have ever read! The characters were very one-dimensional. I kept hoping it would get better - it never did. There was no reality in the book or with the characters at all.

Anonymous said...

I don't really understand the hype with this book (it was also on the New York Times best 100 books). I wasn't offended by the language or the relationships, but I felt the characters were so shallow and immature.