Elinor Lipman “The View from Penthouse B”
May 10th, 2013
Elinor Lipman is a longtime favorite novelist who is also, it turns outl, a brilliant essayist. Her tenth novel, “The View From Penthouse B.” was published at the same time as her first essay collection “I Can’t Complain.”
Bringing the same warmth and easy companionship of her fiction to her essays, Lipman writes about everything from her favorite soap opera to unexpected widowhood and caring for elderly parents.
Then she eases you effortlessly from the final essay .. into her novel, which centers on two sisters brought together again by circumstance to live together in a New York penthouse — and how they come to rely on each other, an odd roommate, and even an ex-husband.
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