FIN & LADY by Cathleen Schine

July 11, 2013

Cathleen Schine spoke about her book, Fin & Lady, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, July 11, 2013. In this clip, Schine speaks about writing and the eccentricities of the publishing world.

Orphaned at age eleven, Fin moves to Greenwich Village to live with his older half-sister, Lady. It’s 1964. The world is changing fast, and as the siblings are swept up in the social and cultural revolutions swirling around them, Fin tries to save the impulsive Lady from her own recklessness. Schine, author of The Three Weissmanns of Westport, again shows her flair for storytelling that’s both comic and affecting. You can watch the entire Politics & Prose event below.

Fin & Lady: A Novel By Cathleen Schine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250050052
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Published: Picador - April 29th, 2014

THE MIDDLESTEINS by Jami Attenberg

July 10, 2013

Jami Attenberg spoke about her book, The Middlesteins, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.

Attenberg’s acclaimed fourth work of fiction features Edie, a woman so heavy her husband of thirty years is leaving her. As the couple’s adult children enter the fray, each has different ideas about what should happen. Whose fault is the split? Should they let it proceed? And how much larger can Edie get? Attenberg’s novel is a wise and funny look at family life today.

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ISBN: 9781455507207
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 4th, 2013

THE IRON BRIDGE by Anton Piatigorsky

July 9, 2013

Anton Piatigorsky spoke about his book, The Iron Bridge, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.

Idi Amin, Mao, even Hitler—before they were dictators, they were children and presumably had interests and experiences unrelated to their future infamy. In this richly imagined collection of stories, Piatigorsky, an award-winning playwright, draws on biographical hints that these lives might have gone in other directions.

The Iron Bridge: Short Stories of 20th Century Dictators as Teenagers By Anton Piatigorsky Cover Image
ISBN: 9781586422189
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Published: Steerforth Press - July 9th, 2013