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Fin & Lady

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Fin & Lady

By Cathleen Schine

Picador USA, Paperback, 9781250050052, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 29, 2014


New York Times Bestselling Author of The Three Weissmanns of Westport

It'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, landing in Greenwich Village in the middle of the Swinging Sixties. He soon learns that Lady-giddy, impulsive, and pursued by an ardent and dogged set of suitors-is as much his responsibility as he is hers.

From a writer the New York Times has praised as "sparkling, crisp, clever, deft, hilarious, and deeply affecting," Cathleen Schine's Fin & Lady is a comic love story for the ages: an enchanting novel of a brother and sister who must form their own unconventional family in increasingly unconventional times.

About the Author
Cathleen Schine is the author of The Three Weissmanns of Westport, The New Yorkers, and The Love Letter, among other novels. She has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Praise For Fin & Lady

Praise for Fin & Lady:

“Schine’s writing sparkles, and her finale proves as unexpected and luminous as love itself.”—Caroline Leavitt, People

“An utterly believable fictional world...It may well break your heart with joy.”—O, The Oprah Magazine

“[Like] writers before her, from Shakespeare to Jane Austen and Evelyn Waugh, Schine skillfully plays with the conventions and the reader’s expectations....A wise and wistful comic novel.”—The New York Times Book Review

“An exuberant, tender novel...the prose is zippy and sweet.”—The New Yorker

“Cathleen Schine can always be counted on for an enticing, smart read.”—NPR

Praise for The Three Weissmanns of Westport:

“Full of invention, wit, and wisdom that can bear comparison to Austen’s own.”—The New York Review of Books

“A clever, frothy novel...Schine playfully probes the lies, self-deceptions, and honorable hearts of her characters.”—The New Yorker