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Fin & Lady (Signed Book)

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

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    Living Life to the Fullest!

    Set in the 60’s during the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War, hippies, Woodstock, and carefree living, a story of a boy named Fin who has lost his parents at age 8 yrs. old has found he now is in the care of his older, bohemian carefree and beautiful sister named Lady. (Set in Greenwich Village, New York, Connecticut, Capri, and Italy, among other world travels and enchanting adventures with an array of color characters). She is most definitely not parent material, as runs from responsibility -- enjoys living life to the fullest and adventure.
    Fin and Lady become a team as Fin enjoys the highs and not so much the lows. As Lady begins worrying about being a single spinster, she begins dating many suitors and of course, Fin is in the center of her friends and men and has an opinion of each. Fin becomes more of a parent at sometimes more so than Lady.

    Fin gets to experience travel and culture--subjected to worldly cultures well beyond his young age. A beautiful story; however, the audio gets very long and drawn out. I would like to have Fin be more of the main central character with more depth from him, versus of Lady and more history of Lady before she takes over as Fin’s guardian. I think the book was funny at some points and liked Bithie and did not care for the parts of Lady with Michelangelo as it separated the Fin/Lady. Will not disclose other spoiler parts which come towards the end of the novel as the book comes full circle, making the book worth reading.

    This is my first book by Cathleen Schine and would definitely read more. Not my usual type of book; however, think the narrator did a great job and would recommend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Sweet, tender and funny

    Loved spending time with this book, which acknowledges life's deepest moments without drowning in them. Read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2013

    This was such a fun read, and the ending caught me by surprise.

    This was such a fun read, and the ending caught me by surprise. Highly recommend!

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  • Posted August 30, 2013

    A rewarding story of interesting characters

    The characters in this book captivated the reader and made one want to find out where they were going in their lives. It was well done in terms of the development and growth of all of them. I loved it!

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    Recommend

    Very sweet and funny story about a sister and her brother. Show the strong bonds among siblings no matter the age difference

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  • Posted August 9, 2013

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    FIN & LADY by Cathleen Schine is an interesting Coming of Ag

    FIN & LADY by Cathleen Schine is an interesting Coming of Age/Family. This review is for the audio CD version. It is the tale of Fin's Coming of Age during the 1960's in Greenwich Village, New York,Italy,and Capri. Orphaned at eight years old, it takes you as he matures. An emotional story of Fin,his half-sister and guardian Lady Hadley,their maid,Mabel and many more characters. You will laugh,you will cry and you will say "what the heck". It is a story of a family,the love of a brother and sister left orphaned at young ages,on their own and finding out what matters the most in life. As both Fin and Lady matures,through trials,disappointments,and laughter,they grow closer as well. Lady is a wealthy,glamorous,itinerant and is only in her twenties,when she becomes Fin's guardian. Fin's grows up in a rather unconventional setting,for Lady is careless, care-free and irresponsible. The story takes place during the 1960's, the swinging sixties period,the civil-rights movement, the Vietnam War and so much more. While the audio version is interesting, the voice doesn't really change during the telling,no specific emotion noted. With that said if you are a fan of Cathleen Schine, I would recommend getting the audio version,there is a bonus interview at the end. Received for an honest review from the publisher.

    RATING: 4

    HEAT RATING:MILD

    REVIEWED BY: AprilR,Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    An easy read.

    This book was very laid back. Not too much thinking, but interesting in a good way. I enjoyed it very much. The relationship between Lady and Fin was the best part of the plot to my estimation. Good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Charming - Satisfying

    I would recommend this book to someone who is looking for a summer book with some depth of writing. I loved the location, The Village in the sixties. Ah, what memories!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    A quick read....good summer reading

    A quick read....good summer reading

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