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The New Yorkers - Cathleen Schine

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Published: 29th April 2008
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A "New York Times Book Review "Editors' Choice

Inspired by her account in "The New Yorker" of adopting a profoundly troubled dog named Buster, acclaimed author Cathleen Schine's "The New Yorkers "is a brilliantly funny story of love, longing, and overcoming the shyness that leashes us. On a quiet little block near Central Park, five lonely New Yorkers find one another, compelled to meet by their canine companions. Over the course of four seasons, they emerge from their apartments, in snow, rain, or glorious sunshine to make friends and sometimes fall in love. A love letter to a city full of surprises, "The New Yorkers "is an enchanting comedy of manners (with dogs ) from one of our most treasured writers.

"Cathleen Schine's new book is her best: a funny, varied, farcical roundelay of people and dogs on a New York block, which somehow manages both to draw a perfect, pointed, and unhysterical picture of New York romantic manners at fragile moment in their history, and to move, as it progresses, into a vein of authentic sweetness and sadness that seemed to have vanished from the American novel." --Adam Gopnik, author of "Through the Children's Gate: A Home in New York" Praise for "The Love Letter":
"Rarely less than sublime . . . A sophisticated and witty valentine of a novel."--"People"
"Wonderfully inventive . . . Delightful . . . A perfect comedy."--"The New York Times"
"Cathleen Schine' s new book is her best: a funny, varied, farcical roundelay of people and dogs on a New York block, which somehow manages both to draw a perfect, pointed, and unhysterical picture of New York romantic manners at fragile moment in their history, and to move, as it progresses, into a vein of authentic sweetness and sadness that seemed to have vanished from the American novel." -- Adam Gopnik, author of "Through the Children' s Gate: A Home in New York" Praise for "The Love Letter":
" Rarely less than sublime . . . A sophisticated and witty valentine of a novel." -- "People"

" Wonderfully inventive . . . Delightful . . . A perfect comedy." -- "The New York Times"
"O. Henry said he wanted to be reincarnated enough times to live a lifetime on every block in Manhattan. The block that Cathleen Schine charmingly immortalizes in "The New Yorkers "would no doubt be high on his list, complete with all its dogs and their lucky owners." -- Billy Collins, author of "The Trouble with Poetry: And Other Poems
"""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""" "Cathleen Schine' s new book is her best: a funny, varied, farcical roundelay of people and dogs on a New York block, which somehow manages both to draw a perfect, pointed, and unhysterical picture of New York romantic manners at fragile moment in their history, and to move, as it progresses, into a vein of authentic sweetness and sadness that seemed to have vanished from the American novel." -- Adam Gopnik, author of "Through the Children' s Gate: A Home in New York" Praise for "The Love Letter":
" Rarely less than sublime . . . A sophisticated and witty valentine of a novel." -- "People"

" Wonderfully inventive . . . Delightful . . . A perfect comedy." -- "The New York Times"
Newsday
" Cathleen Schine's latest novel is like a comfy chair in a sunny window: soft, warm, with a view of passing dogs, people, seasons. Curl up in it, and a whole afternoon can go by . . The New Yorkers is itself a love letter, its sweetness nicely salted with Schine's deft irony." Library Journal
" [Schine] captures human joys and sorrows, comedy and drama, beginnings and endings, as the dogs compel their owners to live outside of themselves. A joy for all readers." The Village Voice
" A swift-moving, gently poignant romantic comedy of manners. . . The breezy storytelling in "The New Yorkers" is deceptive: The novel offers more than a sweet story of puppy love. Schine strikes a rare, deeply personal, and very loving chord as she portrays the way these devoted pets elicit joy from the depressed (except once, when it's already too late) and humanity from the merciless, and inspire flirtations and encounters between the shy and monastic. Schine may have convinced this reader-- a borderline-crazy cat lady who has never owned a dog-- that these pets are as much New Yorkers as the people who walk them." "Cathleen Schine' s new book is her best: a funny, varied, farcical roundelay of people and dogs on a New York block, which somehow manages both to draw a perfect, pointed, and unhysterical picture of New York romantic manners at fragile moment in their history, and to move, as it progresses, into a vein of authentic sweetness and sadness that seemed to have vanished from the American novel." -- Adam Gopnik, author of "Through the Children' s Gate: A Home in New York""" "O. Henry said hewanted to be reincarnated enough times to live a lifetime on every block in Manhattan. The block that Cathleen Schine charmingly immortalizes in "The New Yorkers "would no doubt be high on his list, complete with all its dogs and their lucky owners." -- Billy Collins, author of "The Trouble with Poetry: And Other Poems
"""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" Praise for "The Love Letter":
" Rarely less than sublime . . . A sophisticated and witty valentine of a novel." -- "People"
" Wonderfully inventive . . . Delightful . . . A perfect comedy." -- "The New York Times"
"Sprightly, romantic, occasionally sad but always diverting . . . "The New Yorkers" will inspire you to sit, stay, and beg for more."--Connie Ogle, "The Miami Herald"

"Schine is a sly writer with considerable dog "and "people skills. . . . Fine and precise [in] execution . . . Filled with a sweetness of life."--"The Boston Globe"

"Poignant and frankly funny. Schine has a gift for illuminating wholly believable yet somehow unexpected characters with a single line."--"Chicago"" Tribune"

"Schine writes about her characters with affection and humor . . . and has created a love letter to the city that even a rural cat fancier could enjoy."--"The Christian Science Monitor"

"There's plenty of unexpected romance, but it would be a mistake to think that this is merely a love story about dogs or their people. It's really about Schine's love for the city that contains them--a Manhattan of the not-so-distant past. . . . [A] rich snapshot of urban life."--"Time Out "(New York)

"Schine's sleek little parable about love and loss in the big city is neatly layered with intersecting stories of each character. A sweetly savvy paean to dogs and the people who love them."--"Baltimore"" Sun"


"Sprightly, romantic, occasionally sad but always diverting . . . "The New Yorkers" will inspire you to sit, stay, and beg for more."--Connie Ogle, "The Miami Herald"

"Schine is a sly writer with considerable dog "and "people skills. . . . Fine and precise [in] execution . . . Filled with a sweetness of life."--"The Boston Globe"

"Poignant and frankly funny. Schine has a gift for illuminating wholly believable yet somehow unexpected characters with a single line."--"Chicago"" Tribune"

"Schine writes about her characters with affection and humor . . . and has created a love letter to the city that even a rural cat fancier could enjoy."--"The Christian Science Monitor"

"There's plenty of unexpected romance, but it would be a mistake to think that this is merely a love story about dogs or their people. It's really about Schine's love for the city that contains them--a Manhattan of the not-so-distant past. . . . [A] rich snapshot of urban life."--"Time Out "(New York)

"Schine's sleek little parable about love and loss in the big city is neatly layered with intersecting stories of each character. A sweetly savvy paean to dogs and the people who love them."--"Baltimore"" Sun"


Sprightly, romantic, occasionally sad but always diverting . . . "The New Yorkers" will inspire you to sit, stay, and beg for more. "Connie Ogle, The Miami Herald"

Schine is a sly writer with considerable dog "and "people skills. . . . Fine and precise [in] execution . . . Filled with a sweetness of life. "The Boston Globe"

Poignant and frankly funny. Schine has a gift for illuminating wholly believable yet somehow unexpected characters with a single line. "Chicago Tribune"

Schine writes about her characters with affection and humor . . . and has created a love letter to the city that even a rural cat fancier could enjoy. "The Christian Science Monitor"

There's plenty of unexpected romance, but it would be a mistake to think that this is merely a love story about dogs or their people. It's really about Schine's love for the city that contains them--a Manhattan of the not-so-distant past. . . . [A] rich snapshot of urban life. "Time Out (New York)"

Schine's sleek little parable about love and loss in the big city is neatly layered with intersecting stories of each character. A sweetly savvy paean to dogs and the people who love them. "Baltimore Sun""


Sprightly, romantic, occasionally sad but always diverting . . . The New Yorkers will inspire you to sit, stay, and beg for more. Connie Ogle, The Miami Herald

Schine is a sly writer with considerable dog and people skills. . . . Fine and precise [in] execution . . . Filled with a sweetness of life. The Boston Globe

Poignant and frankly funny. Schine has a gift for illuminating wholly believable yet somehow unexpected characters with a single line. Chicago Tribune

Schine writes about her characters with affection and humor . . . and has created a love letter to the city that even a rural cat fancier could enjoy. The Christian Science Monitor

There's plenty of unexpected romance, but it would be a mistake to think that this is merely a love story about dogs or their people. It's really about Schine's love for the city that contains them--a Manhattan of the not-so-distant past. . . . [A] rich snapshot of urban life. Time Out (New York)

Schine's sleek little parable about love and loss in the big city is neatly layered with intersecting stories of each character. A sweetly savvy paean to dogs and the people who love them. Baltimore Sun

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"Sprightly, romantic, occasionally sad but always diverting . . . The New Yorkers will inspire you to sit, stay, and beg for more." --Connie Ogle, The Miami Herald

"Schine is a sly writer with considerable dog and people skills. . . . Fine and precise [in] execution . . . Filled with a sweetness of life." --The Boston Globe

"Poignant and frankly funny. Schine has a gift for illuminating wholly believable yet somehow unexpected characters with a single line." --Chicago Tribune

"Schine writes about her characters with affection and humor . . . and has created a love letter to the city that even a rural cat fancier could enjoy." --The Christian Science Monitor

"There's plenty of unexpected romance, but it would be a mistake to think that this is merely a love story about dogs or their people. It's really about Schine's love for the city that contains them--a Manhattan of the not-so-distant past. . . . [A] rich snapshot of urban life." --Time Out (New York)

"Schine's sleek little parable about love and loss in the big city is neatly layered with intersecting stories of each character. A sweetly savvy paean to dogs and the people who love them." --Baltimore Sun

ISBN: 9780312427832
ISBN-10: 0312427832
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 29th April 2008
Publisher: Picador USA
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.7  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1