Fin & Lady

A Novel
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Author(s): Cathleen Schine
Original Publish Date: Jul 09, 2013
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.17 hours)
Product Number: Z100125221
Released: Jun 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427231550
Narrator/s: Anne Twomey
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Description

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.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Cathleen Schine
Narrator(s): Anne Twomey
Product Number DD5016
Released: Jul 09, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427231543
eBook
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Author(s): Cathleen Schine
Product Number EB00477389
Released: Jul 28, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781466837089

Professional reviews

"Anne Twomey narrates this unusual story of creating a family with soft tones and a hint of humor. Fin is just 11 when he becomes an orphan in rural Connecticut. His half-sister, Lady, a glamorous, carefree girl of 23 swoops in as his guardian, and everything changes for both of them when she brings him to her home in Greenwich Village. There Fin observes Lady's quintessential 1960s life, filled with all the elements of that period, particularly suitors and sit-ins. The story unfolds from the point of view of Fin, who soon learns that Lady needs as much shepherding as he does. Twomey's performance captures the story's complex emotions with a lilting voice and subtle inflections. M.B.K. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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