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The New Yorkers: A Novel | [Cathleen Schine]

The New Yorkers: A Novel

Walking her dog, Beatrice, Jody falls under the spell of Everett's bewitching smile. Everett begins to appreciate his post-divorce life only when he falls in love with Howdy, Polly's puppy. Polly lives with her brother, George, and wants him to fall in love. George isn't so much looking for a love life as for life direction, and Howdy leads him right to it. Doris hates the trash on her block, she hates the pee on her SUV's tires, and, above all, she hates dogs. That is, until she gets one of her own.
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Publisher's Summary

Cathleen Schine's brilliantly funny new novel revolves around one city block in Manhattan, a quiet little block near Central Park kept humble by rent control. Living on a street like this in New York with a dog is like living in a tiny village, one that has a rhythm all its own. Dogs bring people together unexpectedly, people who would otherwise never meet. And the dogs act as cupids for the people who live on the block (quiet, struggling, sometimes lonely, eccentric, old and young, male and female) who are, in their ways, romantics, as all New Yorkers secretly tend to be.

Walking her dog, Beatrice, Jody falls under the spell of Everett's bewitching smile. Everett begins to appreciate his post-divorce life only when he falls in love with Howdy, Polly's puppy. Polly lives with her brother, George, and wants him to fall in love. George isn't so much looking for a love life as for life direction, and Howdy leads him right to it. Doris hates the trash on her block, she hates the pee on her SUV's tires, and, above all, she hates dogs. That is, until she gets one of her own.

In The New Yorkers, as in life, canine companions compel their masters to go outside of themselves, to take part in the community they live in, to make friends, and, sometimes, to fall in love.

©2007 Cathleen Schine; (P)2007 HighBridge Company

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"The New Yorkers is so entrancing and droll and downright funny that it made me forget I do not like dogs. How vexatious!" (Patricia Marx, author of Him Her Him Again The End of Him)

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    I found this book to be a wonderfully diverting, amusing listen. It turned out to be quite touching, too, and as a dog lover, I enjoyed the dog angle. But dogs don't hog the spotlight. Instead, the author shines a warm, compassionate light on the foibles of her characters. I particularly enjoyed the reader. I am sorry not to remember who it was.

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    This author (and therefore the characters) knew nothing about dogs. Even though the dogs were supporting characters, there is no reason to neglect the research needed to put out a credible book.

    I had a hard time developing any interest in the characters and really did not care what happened to them next.


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