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The View from Penthouse B

By Elinor Lipman

Two sisters recover from widowhood, divorce, and Bernie Madoff as unexpected roommates in a Manhattan apartment

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 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 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.


“Her worldview? Her enthusiasm, her effortless wit? Just a few of the reasons we love Elinor Lipman.”–Boston Globe

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780547576213


Format: Book
Author: Lipman, Elinor
Summary: Two newly-single sisters, one a divorcée, the other a widow, become roommates with a handsome, gay cupcake-baker as they try to return to the dating world of lower Manhattan.
Title: The view from penthouse b / Elinor Lipman.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Subject: Sisters -- Fiction Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780547576213 0547576218
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Lipman
Oclc: 793726619
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Bib Id: 435242

Format: Book
Author: Lipman, Elinor
Summary: Two newly-single sisters, one a divorcée, the other a widow, become roommates with a handsome, gay cupcake-baker as they try to return to the dating world of lower Manhattan.
Title: The view from penthouse b / Elinor Lipman.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Description: 252 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Sisters -- Fiction
Subjects: Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
LCCN: 2012018088
ISBN: 9780547576213
ISBN: 0547576218
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Lipman