The Good People of New York
By Thisbe Nissen
Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385720618, 304pp.
Publication Date: May 7, 2002
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As Miranda comes of age and begins to chafe against the intensity of her mother's neurotic love, Roz must do her best to let those she cherishes move into the world without her. On crowded subways, in strange bedrooms, at Bar Mitzvahs, in brownstone basements and high school gymnasiums, Nissen's unforgettable characters make their hilarious and wrenching way and prove, indeed, that good things thrive in New York City.
“By turns funny and poignant. . . . Conjures serious emotions with grace, humor and gravity.” –San Francisco Chronicle
“Funny and tender . . . Nissen is a perceptive writer with a wry sensibility.”–Chicago Tribune
“Light-hearted but not ‘lite,’ sweet-natured but never sentimental.” –TheBaltimore Sun
“A delightful novel . . . Aptly incorporates all of the sizzle, sorrow, and sporadic elation that a screwed-up family encounter. Nissen has spun an enticing story one wants to lap up whole.” –The Boston Phoenix