By Anna Quindlen
A provocative novel that explores what it ability to be a mom, a spouse, and a lady at a second of reckoning, from the #1 New York Times bestselling writer of Miller’s Valley and Still lifestyles with Bread Crumbs.
a few days Nora Nolan thinks that she and her husband, Charlie, lead a charmed life—except whilst there’s a obstacle at paintings, a leak within the roof at domestic, or an issue with their twins at school. And why no longer? big apple urban was Nora’s dream vacation spot, and her clannish dead-end block has turn into a secure harbor, a tranquil village amid the city craziness. The vendors watch one another’s teenagers develop up. They use an identical handyman. They alternate gossip and gripes, and so they maneuver for the last word prestige image: a place within the block’s small parking lot.
Then one morning, Nora returns from her run to find bad incident has shaken the local, and the enviable dead-end block becomes a powerful image of a divided urban. The fault strains start to open: at the block, at Nora’s activity, and particularly in her marriage.
Praise for Alternate Side
“[Anna] Quindlen’s quietly exact review of intertwined lives evinces a willing knowing of and appreciation for common human frailties.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Exquisitely rendered . . . [Quindlen] is one in all our so much astute chroniclers of recent existence. . . . [Alternate Side] has a nearly documentary believe, a verisimilitude that’s particularly challenging to achieve.”—The long island instances publication Review
“An extraordinary depiction of complicated characters—particularly their weaknesses and uncertainties—and the intricacies of shut relationships . . . Quindlen’s provocative novel is a brand new York urban drama of fractured marriages and uncomfortable category distinctions.”—Publishers Weekly
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