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“It’s all wonderful fun. Lipman sketches her characters’ foibles with amused affection and moves the plot forward with practiced ease.” – Washington Post

Unexpectedly widowed Gwen-Laura Schmidt is still mourning her husband, Edwin, when her older sister Margot invites her to join forces as roommates in Margot’s luxurious Greenwich Village apartment. For Margot, divorced amid scandal (hint: her husband was a fertility doctor) and then made Ponzi-poor, it’s a chance to shake Gwen out of her grief and help make ends meet. To further this effort she enlists a third boarder, the handsome, cupcake-baking Anthony.

As the three swap moneymaking schemes and timid Gwen ventures back out into the dating world, the arrival of Margot’s paroled ex in the efficiency apartment downstairs creates not just complications but the chance for all sorts of unexpected forgiveness. A sister story about love, loneliness, and new life in middle age from one of our finest comic writers.

The View from Penthouse B mixes sisters, online dating, and Bernie Madoff's victims into a witty confection.” – Parade

“Lipman’s acuity as a social observer makes her voice seem to belong to a wise and funny friend.” – Boston Globe

“A sly comedy of modern manners.” – Miami Herald

Synopsis:

A sister story about love, loneliness, and new life in middle age, from the author of The Family Man and The Inn at Lake Devine.

About the Author

ELINOR LIPMAN is the author of ten novels, including The View from Penthouse B and The Inn at Lake Devine; one essay collection, I Cant Complain; and Tweet Land of Liberty: Irreverent Rhymes from the Political Circus. She lives in Massachusetts and New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780544228078
Author:
Lipman, Elinor
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140408
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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