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Commuters

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Commuters

By Emily Gray Tedrowe

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061859472, 378pp.

Publication Date: June 29, 2010

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-Tedrowe explores the reconfigurations of a family and the strange alliances that can occur between young and old, love and work. And she writes brilliantly about money.... A deeply satisfying debut.- --Margot Livesey, author of The House on Fortune Street

-A poignant meditation on desire, heartrending loss, and dreams deferred.- --Robin Antalek, author of The Summer We Fell Apart

Emily Tedrowe's exceptional debut novel depicts the shockwaves set in motion by the sudden marriage of one middle-class family's 78-year-old matriarch to a wealthy outsider. Commuters is that rare novel that offers something for almost everyone: -foodies- interested in exploring the rich tapestry of the New York City restaurant scene; the millions who have been profoundly affected by the current financial and mortgage crisis; or anyone simply looking for a beautifully drawn family drama in the vein of the works of Katrina Kittle (The Blessings of the Animals, Two Truths and a Lie) and Jennifer Haigh (The Condition, Baker Towers, Mrs. Kimble).



Praise For Commuters

“In her wonderfully cohesive debut novel, short-story writer Tedrowe graduates to elegant novelist. . . . A lovely and literate family drama that wins bonus points for its sincerity and open-hearted delivery.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“So fantastic. This is the kind of book you would imagine Virginia Woolf might write were she with us is the 21st century: relevant and contemporary, relentlessly funny, deeply insightful, and fearless in its exploration of people’s private lives.”
-Patrick Somerville, author of The Cradle

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