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Like Jane Austen's original this sparkly, highly readable re-framing has interiors, wicked stepmothers, lashings of escapism and a heartfelt portrait of sisterhood, daughterhood and motherhood that will strike a chord with women everywhere. -- The Times A deliberate homage to Jane Austen succeeds in being intelligent and beguiling. Sunday Times And off races the sparkling, crisp, clever, deft, hilarious and deeply affecting new novel by Cathleen Schine, her best yet, The Three Weissmanns of Westport ... Schine's homage [to Jane Austen] has it all: stinging social satire, mordant wit, delicate charm, lilting language and cosseting materialistic detail New York Times Book Review Schine's real wit playfully probes the lies, self-deceptions, and honorable hearts of her characters. New Yorker Schine has been favored in so many ways by the muse of comedy ... The Three Weissmanns of Westport is full of invention, wit, and wisdom. New York Review of Books Swap genteel nineteenth-century England for upscale contemporary Connecticut, add two sisters-one impulsive, one practical-and stir with lively doses of romance, domestic discord, sudden setbacks, and sublime surprises, and you get Cathleen Schine's homage to Jane Austen. Elle No Cathleen Schine book is without wit and sharply observed moments. The Wall Street Journal Witty, lively, lovely Bookseller --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Cathleen Schine is the author of The New Yorkers and The Love Letter, among other novels. She has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description