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Fin & Lady

Fin & Lady

A Novel

Cathleen Schine; Read by Anne Twomey

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ISBN: 9781427231550


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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.


Praise for Fin & Lady

“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

In the Press

This is a story of enchantment (and that's long before we get to the dream-infested isle of Capri), and like many tales of enchantment, it begins with an orphan - The Star Tribune

Wonderfully funny though they often are, Cathleen Schine's novels are steeped in sadness, their humor grounded in unlikely premises ranging from paralysis in her first book ("Alice in Bed") to - The Washington Post

quot;Fin & Lady" is an enchanting novel about enchanting things - the romance of youth, the intoxicating possibilities of freedom - though this feeling of magic arises from tragic roots. [...] his bullying father died; then, in a cruel stroke of fate, his beloved mother did, too. Lady is like a character out of classical romance, a magical figure - Fin compares her at different points to a mermaid and a "jittery," "majestic" racehorse - whose charm and smarts make you forgive, - San Francisco Chronicle

In Cathleen Schine's novel, a free-spirited young woman in the 1960s raises her younger half brother on Charles Street. - The New York Times

Cathleen Schine, whose new novel is about life in Greenwich Village in the '60s, chooses the books that epitomize the Big Apple. - The Daily Beast

Cathleen Schine told Book Keeping that she cut the following passage for rhythm and momentum, but wishes she could have kept it. We're happy… - Medium

About the author

Cathleen Schine; Read by Anne Twomey

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.

Anne Twomey

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