Fin & Lady: A Novel by Cathleen SchineFin & Lady: A Novel by Cathleen Schine

Fin & Lady: A Novel

byCathleen SchineRead byAnne Twomey

Audio Book (CD) | July 9, 2013

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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 times.

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.
Title:Fin & Lady: A NovelFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:6.03 × 5.45 × 0.89 inPublished:July 9, 2013Publisher:Macmillan AudioLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1427231540

ISBN - 13:9781427231543


Editorial Reviews

"In this bildungsroman set against the swinging '60s, a young boy named Fin is orphaned and must move from his quiet Connecticut dairy farm to live with his much older half sister, Lady, in Greenwich Village, where things will never be the same for him." -The Los Angeles Times"Cathleen Schine's witty, wry prose is well served by actress Anne Twomey, who deftly brings to life Ms. Schine's warmly affecting story of two souls searching for an identity in New York's Greenwich Village in the 1960s." -New York Journal of Books"Narrator Twomey, who has a pleasing voice, deftly manages several European accents and reads at a quick pace that keeps the action moving along." -The Plain Dealer"Anne Twomey narrates this unusual story of creating a family with soft tones and a hint of humor.Twomey's performance captures the story's complex emotions with a lilting voice and subtle inflections." -AudioFile Magazine"Anne Twomey brings a thoughtful competence to the narration." -Library Journal