A new feature that is courtesy of Miz B’s Should Be Reading Blog. Each Tuesday I will post a snippet from a book I’m reading, or just finished reading. The name and author of the book as well a brief synopsis of the book is included.
Fin & Lady: A Novel
by Cathleen Schine
Goodreads Synopsis: It’s 1964. Eleven-year-old Fin and his glamorous, worldly, older half sister, Lady, have just been orphaned, and Lady, whom Fin hasn’t seen in six years, is now his legal guardian and his only hope. That means Fin is uprooted from a small dairy farm in rural Connecticut to Greenwich Village, smack in the middle of the swinging ’60s. He soon learns that Lady—giddy, careless, urgent, and obsessed with being free—is as much his responsibility as he is hers.
Fin and Lady lead their lives against the background of the ’60s, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War—Lady pursued by ardent, dogged suitors, Fin determined to protect his impulsive sister from them and from herself.
Fin’s neighbors, the Pounds who raised big thick Morgan horses had been looking after Fin since his mother was taken to the hospital.
“I’m sure your mother knew what she was doing,” Mr. Pound said doubtfully when he saw Lady Hedley approach, her arms open wide, a lighted cigarette dangling from her lips.
“I don’t think she had much choice dear,” Mrs. Pound whispered to him. “There was no one else, was there?”
“I like Lady,” said Fin loyally.
But she was terrifying coming at him like some mad bird with a squawk of, “Fratello Mio, it’s all so dreadful.”
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