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Tutto può succedere. Ma sicuramente Betty Weissmann non immaginava che, dopo cinquant'anni di matrimonio, suo marito Joseph l'avrebbe lasciata per una donna più giovane. Sola, allontanata dal suo bell'appartamento affacciato su Central Park, senza soldi, Betty si ritrova dall'oggi al domani a dovere ricominciare tutto da capo. Sarà il ricco cugino Lou a darle una mano, mettendole a disposizione il suo cottage a Westport, in Connecticut, e facendola sentire a casa. Le due figlie - Miranda, agente letterario ...
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Overview

Tutto può succedere. Ma sicuramente Betty Weissmann non immaginava che, dopo cinquant'anni di matrimonio, suo marito Joseph l'avrebbe lasciata per una donna più giovane. Sola, allontanata dal suo bell'appartamento affacciato su Central Park, senza soldi, Betty si ritrova dall'oggi al domani a dovere ricominciare tutto da capo. Sarà il ricco cugino Lou a darle una mano, mettendole a disposizione il suo cottage a Westport, in Connecticut, e facendola sentire a casa. Le due figlie - Miranda, agente letterario impulsiva e piena di fascino, e Annie, riservata e giudiziosa bibliotecaria - decidono di trasferirsi da lei per starle vicino. Cinquantenni, anche loro stanno attraversando un momento delicato su molti fronti. Saranno il contatto con una realtà nuova e stimolante e una serie di incontri inaspettati a offrire alle tre donne una diversa prospettiva e a dare una svolta alle loro vite.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788852025907
  • Publisher: MONDADORI
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Language: Italian
  • Sold by: ARNOLDO MONDADORI - EBKS
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Cathleen Schine
Cathleen Schine
With her modern-day comedies of manners that garner comparisons to Jane Austen and George Eliot, critically acclaimed writer Cathleen Schine turns out social satires with heart. With their literary allusions and insider's quips, Schine's novels never underestimate her readers' love of great literature.

Biography

Cathleen Schine is the author of the internationally best-selling novels The Love Letter (1995), which was made into a movie starring Kate Capshaw, and Rameau's Niece (1993), which was also made into a movie (The Misadventures of Margaret), starring Parker Posey. Schine's other novels are Alice in Bed (1983), To the Bird House (1990), The Evolution of Jane (1999), She Is Me (2003), The New Yorkers (2006), and The Three Weissmanns of Westport (2010). In addition to novels she has written articles for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications. She grew up in Westport, Ct.

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Good To Know

In our interview, Schine revealed some fascinating facts about herself:

"I tried to be a medieval historian, but I have no memory for facts, dates, or abstract ideas, so that was a bust. When I came back to New York, I tried to be a buyer at Bloomingdale's because I loved shopping. I had an interview, but they never called me back. I really had no choice. I had to be a writer. I could not get a job. After doing some bits of freelance journalism at The Village Voice, I did finally get a job as a copy editor at Newsweek. My grammar was good, but I can't spell, so it was a challenge. My boss was very nice and indulgent, though, and I wrote Alice in Bed on scraps of paper during slow hours. I didn't have a regular job again until I wrote The Love Letter."

"The Love Letter was about a bookseller, so I worked in a bookstore in an attempt to understand the art of bookselling. I discovered that selling books is an interdisciplinary activity, the disciplines being: literary critic, psychologist, and stevedore. I was fired immediately for total incompetence and chaos and told to sit in the back and observe, no talking, no touching."

"I dislike humidity and vomit, I guess. My interests and hobbies are too expensive or too physically taxing to actually pursue. I like to take naps. I go shopping to unwind. I love to shop. Even if it's for Q-Tips or Post-Its."

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    1. Hometown:
      New York, New York, and Venice, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      1953
    2. Place of Birth:
      Bridgeport, Connecticut
    1. Education:
      B.A., Barnard College, 1976
    2. Website:

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