Fin & Lady

Fin & Lady

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From the author of The Three Weissmanns of Westport, a wise, clever story of New York in the '60s 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 to Greenwich Village, smack in the middle of the swinging '60s. He soon learns that Lady-giddy, careless, urgent, and obsessed with being free-is as much his responsibility as he is hers. So begins Fin & Lady, the lively, spirited new novel by Cathleen Schine, the author of the bestselling The Three Weissmanns of Westport. Fin and Lady lead their lives against the background of the '60s, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War-Lady pursued by ardent, dogged suitors, Fin determined to protect his impulsive sister from them and from herself. From a writer The New York Times has praised as "sparkling, crisp, clever, deft, hilarious, and deeply affecting," Fin & Lady is a comic, romantic love story: the story of a brother and sister who must form their own unconventional family in increasingly unconventional more

Product details

  • Hardback | 273 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 204.12g
  • Sarah Crichton Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0374154902
  • 9780374154905
  • 599,973

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"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 YorkerThe Three Weissmanns of Westportshow more

About Cathleen Schine

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 more

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4,834 ratings
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2 10% (466)
1 2% (106)
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