Title: Fin and Lady
Author: Cathleen Schine
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books, 2013
Summary/Review: When Fin is orphaned at the age of 11, his half-sister Lady becomes his guardian. He had last seen Lady six years earlier when his enraged father tracked her down in Europe after she left her groom at the altar. Lady is a glamorous, worldly, free spirit who Fin adores. But, being a country boy from rural Connecticut, he finds life perplexing among Lady and her friends in the Greenwich Village of 1964. The question becomes “who exactly is raising whom,” when Fin begins to take responsibility for finding a husband for his impulsive sister who is determined to marry before turning 25.
Cathleen Schine, author of “The Three Weissmanns of Westport”, has a great gift for character development. This charming story of an unconventional family will make you laugh and cry, and you will remember the characters long after you’ve finished the book.
Who will like this book?: Those who enjoy stories of human relationships with good character development.
If you like this, try this: “Weird Sisters” by Eleanor Brown or “Seating Arrangements” by Maggie Shipstead
Recommended by: Paula, Reference Dept.
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