The New Yorkers by Cathleen Schine
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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.


 

About Cathleen Schine

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Cathleen Schine is the author of The New Yorkers and The Love Letter, among other novels. She has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review.
 
Published September 1, 2009 by Sarah Crichton Books. 304 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Other humans appear, meet, mix, pair up, argue and fight, variously get together or break apart: handsome underachiever George, and his high-energy sister Polly (whose mutt Howdy is employed by George as a chick magnet);

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One of the tenderest, least self-interested love scenes to have graced a page in a decade or so pops up a little more than halfway through Cathleen Schine’s latest novel, “The New Yorkers,” when Everett, a gruff, divorced 50-year-old chemist who has been conducting a lazy affair with a 26-year-ol...

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… Ultimately The New Yorkers, with its cute chapter-head dog drawings (by Leanne Shapton), is a sweet if fleeting tribute to the way neighborhoods and dogs bring people together;

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They take their dogs and their dreams and out they go, inadvertent loners whose paths crisscross on the single Manhattan block where they live.

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The New York Review of Books

A micro room of our own: the Museum of the City of New York has a new exhibit called "Making Room" that presents a welcome antidote to the swollen McMansion: minute spaces beautifully designed.

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The New York Review of Books

He won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1971 and has contributed to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, The Nation, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone.

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The New York Review of Books

Among his many awards are the National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Book Critics Circle, and the Curtis Benjamin Award given by the American Association of Publishers for enriching the world of books.

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The New York Review of Books

Elizabeth Drew is a regular contributor to The New York Review and the former Washington correspondent of The Atlantic and The New Yorker.

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The New York Review of Books

His book Dime-Store Alchemy: The Art of Joseph Cornell was published by New York Review Books in 2011.

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The New York Review of Books

John Lanchester is the author of five books including, most recently, I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay.

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The New York Review of Books

Among his many awards are the National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Book Critics Circle, and the Curtis Benjamin Award given by the American Association of Publishers for enriching the world of books.

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The New York Review of Books

Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.

Sep 30 2010 | Read Full Review of The New Yorkers: A Novel

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John Ashbery is the author of several books of poetry, including Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award.

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The New York Review of Books

Her new book, A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home, will be published in May. (March 2013) Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and the Humanities at Princeton University.

Nov 24 2011 | Read Full Review of The New Yorkers: A Novel

The New York Review of Books

John Ashbery is the author of several books of poetry, including Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award.

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Paul Krugman is a columnist for The New York Times and Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton.

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The New York Review of Books

Among his many awards are the National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Book Critics Circle, and the Curtis Benjamin Award given by the American Association of Publishers for enriching the world of books.

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The New York Review of Books

It was not even a particularly beautiful block.” But thanks to rent control, it’s still full of quirky New York characters, “struggling musicians and actors and secretaries and window washers,… some of them growing successful, some simply growing old.” Most of Schine’s characters would count th...

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The New York Review of Books

Four women who share only their unhappiness and a love of wisteria flee 1920s London and converge on a magical villa in Portofino Italy in this charming comedy of manners that has been called “a feast of flowers”—Times Literary Supplement.

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