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The Three Weissmanns of Westport

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Really enjoyable reading day

This was the first of Cathleen Schine's books that I've read but I enjoyed it enough that I've purchased a few others of hers. The book takes place in CT and NY, both very familiar places to me. The character types are also familiar but because of that, I enjoyed it eve...
This was the first of Cathleen Schine's books that I've read but I enjoyed it enough that I've purchased a few others of hers. The book takes place in CT and NY, both very familiar places to me. The character types are also familiar but because of that, I enjoyed it even more. Sharply drawn characters and detailed depiction of different types of women who all depend on each other.

Loved her unique writing style. It struck me as a bit old-fashioned but because the book discussed very current themes, it made the whole experience even more enjoyable.

posted by BobbiNJ on July 26, 2010

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

once was enough

I like Schine's writing and wanted to read this so much that I mistakenly bought it twice! Once turned out to be enough -- I never found the characters to be convincing enough for me to really care about them or believe that they were connected in any way beyond the plo...
I like Schine's writing and wanted to read this so much that I mistakenly bought it twice! Once turned out to be enough -- I never found the characters to be convincing enough for me to really care about them or believe that they were connected in any way beyond the plot contrivances. It absorbed me more at the beginning and at the ending, but the middle was a long lull at the beach.

posted by Art-historian on March 27, 2010

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

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    once was enough

    I like Schine's writing and wanted to read this so much that I mistakenly bought it twice! Once turned out to be enough -- I never found the characters to be convincing enough for me to really care about them or believe that they were connected in any way beyond the plot contrivances. It absorbed me more at the beginning and at the ending, but the middle was a long lull at the beach.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2010

    Disappointing

    After reading a number of wonderful reviews of this book, I could not wait to buy and read it. I even recommended it to my book group. Instead of a nuanced, classic read, I found this book to be flat and the characters, for the most part, uninteresting. I found that I mostly did not care about what happened to any of them in the end. My advice for would-be readers is to stick with Sense and Sensibility.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Not my favorite

    This was mildly entertaining quick read

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  • Posted May 6, 2010

    Interesting read

    The Three Weismanns of Westport is a quirky look at the life of three rather unusual women. An interesting story, but the ending strains creduli;ty a bit. I would recommend it. There were moments in it that made me smile.

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