The lively and spirited new novel from the author of the best-selling The Three Weissmanns of Westport is a wise, clever, romantic comedy of New York in the sixties - 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 Wiessmanns 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, New York Times Magazine, and the New York Times Book Review.
The opening sentence of Cathleen Schine s engaging and moving novel offers a mini-masterclass in how to swiftly command a reader s attention Fin & Lady is a little gem. - Financial Times A bittersweet elegy for Greenwich Village in the 1960s Like comic writers before her from Shakespeare to Jane Austen and Evelyn Waugh, [Schine] skillfully plays with the conventions and the reader s expectations wise and wistful - New York Times Wonderfully funny Schine conveys the rapidly shifting mores of the 60s, as well as the slowly unfolding understanding of these appealingly vulnerable characters - Washington Post 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 - San Francisco Chronicle Schine is a wonderful storyteller with a sensational ability to marry the comic with the bittersweet - The Tribune Review The achingly lovely Fin & Lady is a time machine back to 1960s New York City with side trips to the Italian island of Capri' - Seattle Times What if Holly Golightly had a trust fund instead of a candy store ? The gamine at the heart of Fin & Lady shares more than a few traits with Truman Capote's iconic heroine. Delightful charming - Christian Science Monitor