The View From Penthouse B (Hardcover)
|Author: Elinor Lipman|
|Two sisters recover from widowhood, divorce, and Bernie Madoff as unexpected roommates in a Manhattan apartment in the latest from Lipman, "the last urbane romantic" (Julia Glass).|
From the Publisher:
Two newly-single sisters, one by a divorce, the other by a death, become roommates with a handsome, gay cupcake-baker as they try to return to the dating world of lower Manhattan in this novel from the author of The Inn at Lake Devine.
Two sisters recover from widowhood, divorce, and Bernie Madoff as unexpected roommates in a Manhattan apartment in the latest from Elinor Lipman, "the last urbane romantic" (Julia Glass).Unexpectedly widowed Gwen-Laura Consadine is still mourning her husband Edwin when her older sister Margot invites her to join forces as roommates in Margot?s luxurious 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, gay, cupcake-baking Anthony.
As the three swap money-making 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, this is a cracklingly witty, deeply sweet novel from one of our finest comic writers.