The Three Weiss­man­ns of Westport

  • Review
By – September 8, 2011
This light, fun­ny nov­el is about peo­ple search­ing for love and falling in and out of it. Joe abrupt­ly breaks up his 50-year mar­riage,
caus­ing finan­cial and emo­tion­al upheaval for his 75-year-old wife and two adult daugh­ters as they are forced to move in
togeth­er. The book is replete with obser­va­tions of how well and bad­ly peo­ple behave in dif­fer­ent types of rela­tion­ships. It is a mod­ern
day ver­sion of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sen­si­bil­i­ty, set in Man­hat­tan, Palm Springs and West­port, Con­necti­cut. Although there are
no sur­pris­es, Schine is adept at detail­ing the set­tings and emo­tions of her col­or­ful characters.
Miri­am Brad­man Abra­hams is a Cuban-born, Brook­lyn-raised, Long Island-resid­ing mom. She is Hadas­sah Nas­sau’s One Region One Book chair­la­dy, a free­lance essay­ist, and a cer­ti­fied yoga instruc­tor who has loved review­ing books for the JBC for the past ten years.

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