In this bildungsroman set against the swinging '60s, a young boy named Fin is orphaned and must move from his quiet Connecticut dairy farm to live with his much older half sister, Lady, in Greenwich Village, where things will never be the same for him.
Los Angeles Times
The tale of an unprepared relative thrust into parenting a newly orphaned child usually takes a comedic bent and wraps up with a newfound romance and emotional maturity. Eleven-year-old Fin and his stepsister...haven't seen each other in six years.... Readers whose interest may begin to flag over Fin's adoration of Lady should hang on for a final plot twist.... [F]amily [drama] with more bite than sweetness. —Jan Blodgett, Davidson Coll. Lib., NC
[A] young boy raised by his madcap half sister....a mix of Auntie Mame and Holly Golightly.... [Lady] puts Fin in charge of finding her a suitable husband...[but] she's unable to love anyone except Fin and their black housekeeper, Mable, a character who defies conventional stereotypes and thus personifies the upheavals in the decade's civil rights movement.... Schine offers up a bittersweet lemon souffle of family love and romantic passion.
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