Alternate Side: A Novel

By Anna Quindlen
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7.66 Hours 03/20/2018 unabridged
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The tensions in a tight-knit neighborhood—and a seemingly happy marriage—are exposed by an unexpected act of violence in this provocative new novel 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. Then one morning she returns from her run to discover that a terrible incident has shaken the neighborhood, and the fault lines begin to open: on the block, at her job, especially in her marriage. With humor, understanding, an acute eye, and a warm heart, Anna Quindlen explores what it means to be a mother, a wife, and a woman at a moment of reckoning.

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Summary

Summary

A People Pick of the Week

The tensions in a tight-knit neighborhood—and a seemingly happy marriage—are exposed by an unexpected act of violence in this provocative new novel 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. Then one morning she returns from her run to discover that a terrible incident has shaken the neighborhood, and the fault lines begin to open: on the block, at her job, especially in her marriage.

With humor, understanding, an acute eye, and a warm heart, Anna Quindlen explores what it means to be a mother, a wife, and a woman at a moment of reckoning.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Quindlen once again proves she’s the doyenne of hyper-local drama, this time with a dark and dangerous eye.” People
“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 Today
“Complex themes and clever motifs make this eminently suitable for book groups.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author Bio: Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers list. She is the author of several novels. While a journalist, her New York Times column “Public and Private” won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. Her column appears regularly in Newsweek.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.66
Audience: Adult
Language: English