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Cathleen Schine

Autor/a de The Three Weissmanns of Westport

17+ obres 4,350 Membres 280 Ressenyes 3 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Author Cathleen Schine was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1953. She received a BA from Barnard College in 1976. She is both a novelist and a freelance writer. Two of her novels, The Love Letters and Rameau's Niece, were made into movies. She has also written for The New Yorker, The New York mostra'n més Review of Books and Family Circle. She currently lives in New York City. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: James Hamilton

Obres de Cathleen Schine

The Three Weissmanns of Westport (2010) 1,170 exemplars
The Love Letter (1995) 610 exemplars
The Grammarians (2019) 460 exemplars
Fin & Lady (2013) 391 exemplars
The New Yorkers (2007) 391 exemplars
The Evolution of Jane (1998) 303 exemplars
Rameau's Niece (1993) 236 exemplars
She Is Me (2003) 173 exemplars
Künstlers in Paradise (2023) 133 exemplars
Alice In Bed (1983) 96 exemplars
To the Birdhouse (1990) 71 exemplars
The Love Letter [1999 film] (1999) — Autor — 14 exemplars
Miss S. (2011) 5 exemplars
Schine Cathleen 1 exemplars
Neoyorquinos (2008) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Seny i sentiment (1811) — Pròleg, algunes edicions37,747 exemplars
Un abril prodigiós (1922) — Introducció, algunes edicions2,769 exemplars
Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker (2001) — Col·laborador — 702 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2005 (2005) — Col·laborador — 342 exemplars

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KIRKUS REVIEWA close New York?based family copes with aging and death.The title of Schine?s (Fin & Lady, 2013, etc.) 10th novel refers to the famous lines by British poet Philip Larkin: ?They fuck you up, your mum and dad. / They may not mean to, but they do.? For Joy Bergman, who's caring for her beloved but hopelessly senile and physically failing husband and whose adult children think the answer is to get her a dog, you can replace ?mum and dad? with ?son and daughter.? This kind of witticism is one of the main pleasures of this novel, which introduces us to three generations of feisty characters but doesn?t give them enough action to hold our interest. The aging, the dying, the coping, and the kvetching all seem to proceed almost as slowly as they do in real life. Every time something interesting happens, such as when one of the littlest Bergmans accidentally breaks a shop window and injures a rabbi or a tiny dog is mauled by a big ferocious one, any negative consequences are resolved by the end of the chapter. A storyline about an elderly suitor who turns up professing his lifelong adoration of Joy is muted. In lieu of a plot arc, the novel focuses on the warmth the author feels for her characters and the warmth they feel for each other. ?Daniel had never understood that you could love anyone as much as he loved Ruby and Cora. This love was new, born when they were born. Now life without that love coursing through him was unimaginable.??It?s hard to be an old Jew,? as one of the characters comments, and it?s not so exciting to read about them, either. If this is the beginning of a tsunami of books about aging by baby-boomer authors, let?s hope things pick up.… (més)
 
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bentstoker | Hi ha 27 ressenyes més | Jan 26, 2024 |
I was interested in this book because of the rave review in the NYT with many comparisons to Jane Austin. Don't waste your time with this book. I had to force myself to finish reading it. The characters were dull, self-absorbed and unlikeable and the story was annoyingly boring. The only plus is that it's a short book.
 
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ellink | Hi ha 83 ressenyes més | Jan 22, 2024 |
Read for my book club. I love words and took courses in linguistics in college. Yet, this book fell flat. It started out ok with a good premise and some interesting scenarios such as swapping jobs (admittedly dangerous since it's an oft-used ruse in movies). But the characters were fixated on things or in ways that did not keep my interest. Even the "barely a dilemma" of the dictionary that led to the ending was not particularly creative or enjoyable.

Reading this book felt like the equivalent of eating raw tofu. Ultimately, it was uninspired. I did not enjoy the tension. Instead it was bland and tiresome. I'm guessing the author thought her dialogues were witty banter. They were not.
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donwon | Hi ha 30 ressenyes més | Jan 22, 2024 |
Just didn't grab me. I think I started this earlier and felt the same way!
 
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Suem330 | Hi ha 30 ressenyes més | Dec 28, 2023 |

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Obres
17
També de
4
Membres
4,350
Popularitat
#5,766
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
280
ISBN
176
Llengües
9
Preferit
3

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