UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Meet the Author - Cathleen Schine at Pequot Library on Jan.8th

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Meet the Author - Cathleen Schine at Pequot Library on Jan.8th

Meet the Author - Cathleen Schine, The Three Weissmanns of Westport
At Pequot Library
Sunday, January 08, 2012, 04:00pm - 06:00pm
Meet the Author presents Cathleen Schine, author of The Three Weissmanns of Westport

“Sense and Sensibility” is transported to the world of hedge funds and infomercials in this clever, frothy novel. When Joseph Weissmann divorces Betty, his wife of forty-eight years, she takes refuge in her cousin’s cottage in Connecticut, with her two daughters. Annie, the elder, is a sober worrywart, while Miranda, the younger, is self-involved, inclined to melodrama, and on the verge of bankruptcy after her literary agency represented too many fraudulent memoirs. The sisters become involved in a shifting game of romantic entanglements that include a celebrated reclusive writer, a semi-retired lawyer, a Hollywood-bound schemer, an epidemiologist, and a couple of vacuous hangers-on. The ironic title—the three are anything but wise men—does little justice to Schine’s real wit, which playfully probes the lies, self-deceptions, and honorable hearts of her characters.” Review in New Yorker

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, most recently, 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 and lives in New York City and Venice, California.

Book signing and refreshments following the talk.
Location : Auditorium
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