From the author of The Three Weissmanns of Westport, a wise, clever story of New York in the '60sIt's 1964. Eleven-year-old Fin and his glamorous, worldly, older half sister, Lady, have just been orphaned, and Lady, whom Fin hasn't seen in six years, is now his legal guardian and his only hope. That means Fin is uprooted from a small dairy farm in rural Connecticut to Greenwich Village, smack in the middle of the swinging '60s. He soon learns that Lady-giddy, careless, urgent, and obsessed with being free-is as much his responsibility as he is hers. So begins Fin & Lady, the lively, spirited new novel by Cathleen Schine, the author of the bestselling The Three Weissmanns of Westport. Fin and Lady lead their lives against the background of the '60s, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War-Lady pursued by ardent, dogged suitors, Fin determined to protect his impulsive sister from them and from herself. From a writer The New York Times has praised as "sparkling, crisp, clever, deft, hilarious, and deeply affecting," Fin & Lady is a comic, romantic love story: the story of a brother and sister who must form their own unconventional family in increasingly unconventional times.
"The achingly lovely "Fin & Lady" is a time machine back to 1960s New York City -- with side trips to the Italian island of Capri . . . memorable characters and evocative writing." -- Seattle Times
"Fin & Lady" is a charming novel, ideal for summer . . . quirky, engaging . . . heartwarming. . ." --Christian Science Monitor
A lovely 3 ½ star review by Caroline Leavitt just ran in the 7/22 issue of PEOPLE:
"Schine's writing sparkles, and her finale proves as unexpected and luminous as love itself."
"Cathleen Schine can always be counted on for an enticing, smart read, and her latest novel... is no exception. . . . [L]ight, entertaining, and ultimately moving. "
"An enchanting novel about enchanting things . . . provides the reader with the particular gift of the genre: an exhilarating sense of how it felt to live, talk, read and love during another, seemingly more glorious time." -- San Francisco Chronicle
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Sarah Crichton Books
July 08, 2013
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