Thursday, March 6, 2014

Fin & Lady, by Cathleen Schine

When is he 11, Fin becomes an orphan, and his black sheep half-sister Lady becomes his guardian.  They set up house in Greenwich Village in 1964, with everything that entails in terms of politics, new age education, drugs, and nontraditional romantic relationships.  The African American maid, Mabel, is the family's rock and Lady's three suitors its buffeting wind.  Schine's own experiences and recollections of being a child of the sixties and her love of the Italian island of Capri are firm underpinnings of the story.

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