These Days Are Ours by Michelle Haimoff

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The struggles of Hailey, occupant of an Upper West Side apartment and stepdaughter of a Condé Nast magnate, pale in comparison to those of her wounded city but her story is funny, engaging...
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Six months after September 11th, New Yorkers are instructed to get on with their lives despite the terror advisories, streets filled with 9/11 merchandise, and mail that may contain Anthrax.


But for Hailey, still jobless after college and living in her family's Fifth Avenue penthouse, getting on with life means getting closer to Michael Brenner, the Princeton graduate and future human rights lawyer who seems to have it all. The city feels as if it's on the brink of apocalypse, and seeking out any sort of future seems pointless. So Hailey and her friends - Katie, already working at Morgan Stanley; Randy, a trust-fund kid who wears sweaters with holes in them; and Jess, confident of her future success regardless of her present inertia - stay out all night, dream up get rich quick schemes and aspire to greatness while questioning how much that greatness really matters.



But when Hailey meets Adrian, a transplanted Pennsylvanian and recent Brown graduate who doesn't belong to Hailey's privileged mileu, she begins to realize that her view of the world might not be the only one there is, and soon she is questioning everything she thought she knew.

 

About Michelle Haimoff

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Michelle Haimoff is a writer and blogger whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, PsychologyToday.com and The Huffington Post. She is a founding member of NOW's Young Feminist Task Force and blogs about feminist issues at genfem.com
 
Published February 28, 2012 by Grand Central Publishing. 294 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by India Ross on Sep 26 2014

The struggles of Hailey, occupant of an Upper West Side apartment and stepdaughter of a Condé Nast magnate, pale in comparison to those of her wounded city but her story is funny, engaging...

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