"Tedrowe explores the reconfigurations of a family and the strange alliances that can occur between young and old, love and work. And she writes brilliantly about money.... A deeply satisfying debut." --Margot Livesey, author of The House on Fortune Street
"A poignant meditation on desire, heartrending loss, and dreams deferred." --Robin Antalek, author of The Summer We Fell Apart
Emily Tedrowe's exceptional debut novel depicts the shockwaves set in motion by the sudden marriage of one middle-class family's 78-year-old matriarch to a wealthy outsider. Commuters is that rare novel that offers something for almost everyone: "foodies" interested in exploring the rich tapestry of the New York City restaurant scene; the millions who have been profoundly affected by the current financial and mortgage crisis; or anyone simply looking for a beautifully drawn family drama in the vein of the works of Katrina Kittle (The Blessings of the Animals, Two Truths and a Lie) and Jennifer Haigh (The Condition, Baker Towers, Mrs. Kimble).
Author: Emily Gray Tedrowe
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.02h x 6.20w x 1.00d
Publishers Weekly 05/03/2010 pg. 32
Kirkus Reviews 05/15/2010
Entertainment Weekly 07/09/2010 pg. 81
Booklist 07/01/2010 pg. 28
About the Author
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Emily Gray Tedrowe is the author of two previous novels, BLUE STARS and COMMUTERS. She earned a PhD in literature from New York University and a BA from Princeton University. She has received an Illinois Arts Council award as well as fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference. A frequent book reviewer for USA Today and other publications, Tedrowe also writes essays, interviews, and short stories. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.