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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date April 8, 2014
Pages 252
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780544228078
ISBN-10 0544228073
Dimensions 0.80 by 5.31 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Summaries and Reviews
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“It’s all wonderful fun. Lipman sketches her characters’ foibles with amused affection and moves the plot forward with practiced ease.” – Washington Post

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 Greenwich 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 moneymaking 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 from one of our finest comic writers.

The View from Penthouse B mixes sisters, online dating, and Bernie Madoff's victims into a witty confection.” – Parade

“Lipman’s acuity as a social observer makes her voice seem to belong to a wise and funny friend.” – Boston Globe

“A sly comedy of modern manners.” – Miami Herald


Editions
Hardcover
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from Houghton Mifflin (April 16, 2013)
9780547576213 | details & prices | 252 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $25.00
About: 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.
With Susan Bassnett-McGuire | from Palgrave Macmillan (March 1, 1984); titled "Luigi Pirandello"
9780312500214 | details & prices | List price $16.95
This edition also contains Luigi Pirandello
Paperback
Book cover for 9780544228078
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Mariner Books (April 8, 2014)
9780544228078 | details & prices | 252 pages | 5.31 × 8.00 × 0.80 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.95
About: “It’s all wonderful fun.
CD/Spoken Word
With Mia Barron (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Ingram Pub Services (April 16, 2013)
9781624064692 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $29.99
With Mia Barron (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Ingram Pub Services (April 16, 2013)
9781624064654 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.46 lbs | List price $59.99

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