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Book Title: The View from Penthouse B|
The author of the book: Elinor Lipman
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The size of the: 7.52 MB
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Reader ratings: 7.5
Edition: Mariner Books
Date of issue: April 16th 2013
ISBN 13: 9780547840628
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I wanted something light - but witty - maybe a little quirky....but not slapstick. A little intelligence would be nice....and entertaining, for sure!
I was looking for other ‘go-to’ authors —similar to Jonathan Troper—( comic/tragic and contemporary). My friend Dov suggested Elinor Lipman. Perfect! Just the type of author I was in the mood for. I am excited - she’s written lots of books. This was my first *Lipman* experience. Rumors spread.... I hear she has other great books, too.
“The View from Penthouse B” did the trick. After reading “The Tattootist of Auschwitz”, “Educated”, and “Only Child” recently- ( and even “Us Against You”, all worthy compelling reads — I needed to step down and lighten my brain.
I had tried “Everything Happens for a reason” .....and after a couple of hours listening to the Audiobook....I was clear the book wasn’t a good fit for me. I was dying for something lighter - but also ENJOYABLE! Hallelujah! Success!
Margot is SUDDENLY DIVORCED....and living in a Penthouse she can no longer afford thanks to an investment she made with Bernie Madoff, when she was going through her divorce with Charles —( an ex fertility doctor who is sitting in jail for his illegal scandalous and adulterous shenanigans). She’s the oldest sister - a bit of a drama queen - and has an anti Bernie Madoff blog.
Margo’s sister Gwen-Laura - middle sister - is also suddenly widowed. Her husband died of a heart attack. Gwen moves into the Penthouse with her sister Margot. Gwen is meekly - not aware of having any sex appeal what-so-ever. Stepping into the dating scene is everything but natural for her.
Another roommate moves in with Margo and Gwen: Anthony is gay - bakes yummy cupcakes - and enjoys his alcohol.
The three roommates are doing fine ( 2 sisters & cheerful cupcake baking guy) — until Charles is released from prison and moves into the same building. Oh boy —- things get a little hairy! All in our reading fun of course.
There is a younger sister - still married. Bossy-Betsy! She means well....but....can be very annoying. We still love her though.
A few other great supporting characters. The dialogue ‘is’ witty - touching - and entertaining.
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Quirky fun drama -
Lots of smiles and laughs.
Bottom Line: ENJOYABLE ....I’ll read Elinor Lipman again
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Read information about the authorElinor Lipman is the author of 11 humorous novels about contemporary American society; essay and short story collections, and a book of rhyming political tweets.. Born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, she graduated from Simmons College where she studied journalism. She lives in Manhattan, and received the New England Book award for fiction in 2001. Her first novel, "Then She Found Me," was adapted for the screen, starring Helen Hunt, Bette Midler, Colin Firth and Matthew Broderick. Her fourth novel, "The Inn at Lake Devine" was adapted for the off-off Broadway stage by Tongue in Cheek Theater. In 2011-2012, she held the Elizabeth Drew chair in creative writing at Smith College.
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