Fin & Lady

Fin & Lady

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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.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2013.
ISBN: 9780374154905
Branch Call Number: F SCH
Characteristics: 273 p. ; 24 cm.

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Feb 23, 2015

I FOUND THIS BOOK BY CHANCE AND LOVED THE UNIQUE STORY AND ITS CONSTRUCTION. RICH CHARACTERS TO CARE ABOUT.

booklady413 Oct 10, 2013

If you grew up in the 60's, you will love this book.

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siammarino Apr 15, 2014

When Fin's parents die his aunt Lady becomes his guardian and he goes to live with her in New York City. Lady is a free spirit and is courted by many men. Eventually she takes Fin to Capri with her. She gets pregnant there and decides to keep the baby and return home. A great character story.

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