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Extended Audio Sample The New Yorkers: A Novel (Unabridged), by Cathleen Schine
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,066 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cathleen Schine Narrator: Nicole Roberts Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Cathleen Schine's brilliantly funny new novel revolves around one city block in Manhattan, a quiet little block near Central Park kept humble by rent control. Living on a street like this in New York with a dog is like living in a tiny village, one that has a rhythm all its own. Dogs bring people together unexpectedly, people who would otherwise never meet. And the dogs act as cupids for the people who live on the block (quiet, struggling, sometimes lonely, eccentric, old and young, male and female) who are, in their ways, romantics, as all New Yorkers secretly tend to be.

Walking her dog, Beatrice, Jody falls under the spell of Everett's bewitching smile. Everett begins to appreciate his post-divorce life only when he falls in love with Howdy, Polly's puppy. Polly lives with her brother, George, and wants him to fall in love. George isn't so much looking for a love life as for life direction, and Howdy leads him right to it. Doris hates the trash on her block, she hates the pee on her SUV's tires, and, above all, she hates dogs. That is, until she gets one of her own.

In The New Yorkers, as in life, canine companions compel their masters to go outside of themselves, to take part in the community they live in, to make friends, and, sometimes, to fall in love. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beth Bonini | 2/8/2014

    " This charming book reminds me of Laurie Colwin's work -- not just because of the New York setting, but also because of the almost old-fashioned third person narration with its occasional authorial intrusion. I loved the descriptions: of New York, of the seasons, and of the characters and their dogs. This is high-quality comfort reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sonia | 2/1/2014

    " It was well written, but not my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Adele Goetz | 1/31/2014

    " How could I not like this book? It's all about how dogs are awesome, especially when their owners are oddball New Yorkers. I'm sold. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa Gordon | 1/31/2014

    " I really enjoyed this novel - I am sure it will appeal to dog lovers and owners everywhere. I am not a dog owner, but I certainly enjoyed the tender way the author handled the personal realtionships of the dogs owners to their dogs and to eachother. The book looks at the interaction between the residents of a very ordinary street in New York's Upper East Side. Love, infatuation, frienship and interpersonal relationships are examined with humour and sensitivity. The book shows us how pets actually help us as humans to come together socially and to interact, where without the help of a pet dog we may never have bothered. I loved the characters and found them very believable and intersting...the descriptions of the dogs were adorable. I gave the book 4 stars, not five as I did find the ending a little sad, abrupt and perhaps disapointing in way. It was however a great and entertaining read. It wont disappoint. "

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