Fin & Lady (Paperback)
Picador, 9781250050052, 288pp.
Publication Date: April 29, 2014
July 2013 Indie Next List
— deon stonehouse, Sunriver Books, Sunriver, OR
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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.
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Praise For Fin & Lady: A Novel…
“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
“Full of invention, wit, and wisdom that can bear comparison to Austen's own.” —The New York Review of Books on The Three Weissmanns of Westport
“A clever, frothy novel...Schine playfully probes the lies, self-deceptions, and honorable hearts of her characters.” —The New Yorker on The Three Weissmanns of Westport