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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.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wonderfully funny though they often are, Cathleen Schine’s novels are steeped in sadness…Schine knows that laughter isn’t just an escape from life’s sorrows, but also a recognition of them.”

    Washington Post

  • “A wise, clever, tenderly delivered novel.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Schine writes lively dialogue and excels at sensory detail.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “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

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