After the Fall
By Victoria Roberts
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393073553, 192pp.)
Publication Date: November 2012
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One fateful day, Alan returns home to find that the family has gone bust, not even a penny to be found. The next morning, to the children's surprise, the family wakes up in Central Park along with the entire contents of their penthouse arranged just as before--art, furniture, pugs, and all. Aided by their two loyal housekeepers and fed by the maitre d' from their favorite restaurant, the family makes Central Park into a comfortable and creative home.
But soon the strains of life--and the weather, which is getting chilly--threaten to tear apart the parents' marriage. As the holiday season approaches, the children rise to the challenge of bringing their family back together.
With more than two hundred drawings and featuring kimono-clad squirrels and a visit by a Yeti, this delicious tale is a love letter to family, creativity, and New York.
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