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The Good People of New York

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Publisher Comments:

When Roz Rosenzweig meets Edwin Anderson fumbling for keys on the stoop of a Manhattan walk-up, the last thing on her mind is falling for a polite Nebraskan–yet fall for him she does. So begins Thisbe Nissen’s breathtaking debut novel, a decidedly urban fairy tale that follows Roz and Edwin as they move from improbable courtship to marriage to the birth of daughter Miranda–the locus of all Roz’s attention, anxiety, and often smothering affection.

As Miranda comes of age and begins to chafe against the intensity of her mother’s neurotic love, Roz must do her best to let those she cherishes move into the world without her. On crowded subways, in strange bedrooms, at Bar Mitzvahs, in brownstone basements and high school gymnasiums, Nissen’s unforgettable characters make their hilarious and wrenching way–and prove, indeed, that good things thrive in New York City.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

Roz Rosenzweig's marriage to Edwin Anderson is threatened by the birth of their daughter, which produces a mother-daughter bond so strong it threatens to overwhelm the entire relationship. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

A voice that is by turns funny and poignant . . . conjures serious emotions with grace, humor and gravity. --SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

The introduction, discussion questions, suggested reading list, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your group's discussion of The Good People of New York, Thisbe Nissen's sparkling debut novel.

About the Author

Thisbe Nissen is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a former James Michener Fellow. She is the author of Out of the Girls' Room and into the Night, and her stories have appeared in Story and Seventeen. A native New Yorker, she now lives in Iowa.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375413476
Publisher:
Knopf
Subject:
General
Author:
Nissen, Thisbe
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
New York (N.Y.)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction-General
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010501
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
287

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 287 pages Random House Incorporated - English 9780375413476 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Roz Rosenzweig's marriage to Edwin Anderson is threatened by the birth of their daughter, which produces a mother-daughter bond so strong it threatens to overwhelm the entire relationship. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , A voice that is by turns funny and poignant . . . conjures serious emotions with grace, humor and gravity. --SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

The introduction, discussion questions, suggested reading list, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your group's discussion of The Good People of New York, Thisbe Nissen's sparkling debut novel.

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