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 beginsFin & 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
About the Author
Cathleen Schine is the author of The Three Weissmanns 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, The New York Times Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review.