The View from Penthouse B - Elinor Lipman

Elinor Lipman

The View from Penthouse B  by Elinor Lipman.

Margot - oldest sister and  divorced from imprisoned physician Charles - owns an apartment in Greenwich Village in an apartment building, called Batavia. She has lost her money because of Bernie Madoff, and the middle-sister, who is also the narrator in the novel (Gwen) moves in with her to contribute to the rent. She is a widow and still grieving the loss of her husband. A third tenant, the cupcake baking Andrew moves in too. In a light, funny way it is described how the sisters try to get their lives together again and move on in life, nicely helped by Andrew.