The Ramblers: A Novel

Paperback | October 4, 2016

byAidan Donnelley Rowley

not yet rated|write a review

For fans of J. Courtney Sullivan, Meg Wolitzer, Claire Messud, and Emma Straub, a gorgeous and absorbing novel of a trio of confused souls struggling to find themselves and the way forward in their lives, set against the spectacular backdrop of contemporary New York City.

Set in the most magical parts of Manhattan—the Upper West Side, Central Park, Greenwich Village—The Ramblers explores the lives of three lost souls, bound together by friendship and family. During the course of one fateful Thanksgiving week, a time when emotions run high and being with family can be a mixed blessing, Rowley’s sharply defined characters explore the moments when decisions are deliberately made, choices accepted, and pasts reconciled.

Clio Marsh, whose bird-watching walks through Central Park are mentioned in New York Magazine, is taking her first tentative steps towards a relationship while also looking back to the secrets of her broken childhood. Her best friend, Smith Anderson, the seemingly-perfect daughter of one of New York’s wealthiest families, organizes the lives of others as her own has fallen apart. And Tate Pennington has returned to the city, heartbroken but determined to move ahead with his artistic dreams.

Rambling through the emotional chaos of their lives, this trio learns to let go of the past, to make room for the future and the uncertainty and promise that it holds. The Ramblers is a love letter to New York City—an accomplished, sumptuous novel about fate, loss, hope, birds, friendship, love, the wonders of the natural world and the mysteries of the human spirit. 

Pricing and Purchase Info

$17.73 online
$19.99 list price (save 11%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

From the Publisher

For fans of J. Courtney Sullivan, Meg Wolitzer, Claire Messud, and Emma Straub, a gorgeous and absorbing novel of a trio of confused souls struggling to find themselves and the way forward in their lives, set against the spectacular backdrop of contemporary New York City.Set in the most magical parts of Manhattan—the Upper West Side, C...

From the Jacket

In this irresistible novel, two friends discover that life—and love—can change profoundly in just seven days.Fourteen years ago, college freshmen Clio Marsh and Smith Anderson met in the dorm room they’d share. Now in their precarious thirties, on the surface, they’re thriving—Clio as an ornithologist at the American Museum of Natural ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:October 4, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062413325

ISBN - 13:9780062413321

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Ramblers: A Novel

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

“You’re sure to be drawn into these characters and the lessons they learn throughout the emotional chaos of their lives.”