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Publisher Description

"Tedrowe explores the reconfigurations of a family and the strange alliances that can occur between young and old, love and work. And she writes brilliantly about money…. A deeply satisfying debut." —Margot Livesey, author of The House on Fortune Street “A poignant meditation on desire, heartrending loss, and dreams deferred.” —Robin Antalek, author of The Summer We Fell Apart Emily Tedrowe’s exceptional debut novel depicts the shockwaves set in motion by the sudden marriage of one middle-class family’s 78-year-old matriarch to a wealthy outsider. Commuters is that rare novel that offers something for almost everyone: “foodies” interested in exploring the rich tapestry of the New York City restaurant scene; the millions who have been profoundly affected by the current financial and mortgage crisis; or anyone simply looking for a beautifully drawn family drama in the vein of the works of Katrina Kittle (The Blessings of the Animals, Two Truths and a Lie) and Jennifer Haigh (The Condition, Baker Towers, Mrs. Kimble).

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
June 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1
MB

Customer Reviews

pbnana ,

The Communters

I found myself quickly caring about each character in this multi-level unfolding of human events. I thought at one point it would disintegrate into over-kill, and when it didn't I was so pleased. Winnie and Avery became a part of my inner circle while I was reading this novel. I hope they stick around in my consciousness. I'm sorry the book is over.

JDolan10 ,

Best ever

This is seriously the best book I've ever read in my life

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