Alternate Side

Alternate Side NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Captures the angst and anxiety of modern life with astute observations about interactions between the haves and have nots and the realities of life among the long ma

  • Title: Alternate Side
  • Author: Anna Quindlen
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Captures the angst and anxiety of modern life with astute observations about interactions between the haves and have nots, and the realities of life among the long married USA TodayA provocative novel that explores what it means to be a mother, a wife, and a woman at a moment of reckoning, from the 1 New York Times bestselling author NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Captures the angst and anxiety of modern life with astute observations about interactions between the haves and have nots, and the realities of life among the long married USA TodayA provocative novel that explores what it means to be a mother, a wife, and a woman at a moment of reckoning, from the 1 New York Times bestselling author of Miller s Valley and Still Life with Bread Crumbs.Some days Nora Nolan thinks that she and her husband, Charlie, lead a charmed life except when there s a crisis at work, a leak in the roof at home, or a problem with their twins at college And why not New York City was once Nora s dream destination, and her clannish dead end block has become a safe harbor, a tranquil village amid the urban craziness The owners watch one another s children grow up They use the same handyman They trade gossip and gripes, and they maneuver for the ultimate status symbol a spot in the block s small parking lot.Then one morning, Nora returns from her run to discover that a terrible incident has shaken the neighborhood, and the enviable dead end block turns into a potent symbol of a divided city The fault lines begin to open on the block, at Nora s job, and especially in her marriage.Praise for Alternate Side Anna Quindlen s quietly precise evaluation of intertwined lives evinces a keen understanding of and appre

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    • Anna Quindlen

      Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self help bestseller lists She is the author of eight novels Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, and Miller s Valley Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a number one New York Times bests Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self help bestseller lists She is the author of eight novels Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, and Miller s Valley Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a number one New York Times bestseller Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold than a million copies While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear



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    • Marital Complicity and parking spaces are really the driving forces in this book Nora and Charlie Nolan appear to have it all They live on a dead end street in a very stately home in New York City On the outside they seem as though they have a good life if only they could have that prized parking spot Their children are older and are away at college, Nora and Charlie should be enjoying their time together but then a violent incident occurs and rocks their tight knit happy little communit Marital [...]


    • 3.5 Usually I become attached to this authors books rather quickly That was not the case with this one, though the premise was interesting A dead end street in New York, peopled by many of the same types, all overly privileged, out of touch with the little people Most not very likable Nora is our narrator, a mother, wife, with two grown children She at least questions some of what she sees, actually has a brain that thinks An incident happens on this self contained street, an incident that 3.5 U [...]


    • Two people can share one umbrella, but can they survive the storm together Manhattan is the mecca for those who weave their way onto the wide and burgeoning lap of New York City Funny how that works out Most who possess the placcard of New Yorker are from someplace else.Charlie and Nora Nolan have set stakes on a deadend street in this part of New York City Most of the stately homes are from an era of long ago Their twins, Oliver and Rachel, no longer reside with them and are attending colle Two [...]


    • Miller s Valley was the first book I read by Anna Quindlen and I was so taken with the characters, the story, her writing in that book I didn t end up liking this one as much The writing is good I always enjoy books about NYC, and there are some important observations about marriage and how people connect Quindlen provides food for thought in this book The dichotomy between the lives of the wealthy people on this street and those who work for them is evident on a daily basis alternate s Miller s [...]


    • This story couldn t take place anywhere but New York City It is almost a love story to the city I mean, where else would snagging a parking space be such a huge event It s a story of first world problems and it s the 1% of the first world But that doesn t make it boring In typical fashion, Quinlen nails the static existence of a long term marriage, the highs and lows of being almost empty nesters, the quirky neighbors Thank God she explains the title Living in the suburbs, I had no clue This sto [...]


    • This is the first book that I have read by Ms Quindlen and the premise sounded like a great read Many of my friends really enjoyed it, I am among the few that did not Here s why.I love character driven novels, the problem I had with this book is that I really didn t like or care about any of the characters The first person narrative is told to us by Nora Nolan, a New York city dweller since she graduated from college She and her husband, Charlie live on a dead end street of old stately Vict This [...]


    • 3.5 stars The first twelve percent of this novel drops so many names it s dizzying You learn the name of everyone in the neighborhood, including children and dogs I was keeping notes so I could remember in case anything ever actually happened MY GOD GET TO THE STORY There is a lot of funny commentary about marriage and the quirks of living in New York City It turns out that, while eventually there is an inciting incident that pits neighbor against neighbor, really, the real story is about 3.5 st [...]


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