The Last Room in Manhattan by Kathleen Rockwell Lawrence audiobook

The Last Room in Manhattan

By Kathleen Rockwell Lawrence
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Blackstone Publishing 9781940941790
8.59 Hours Unabridged
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In one week, Karen Carmody, thirty, manages to lose both her job and sublet. She’s unemployed, broke, and homeless. As with every era, heartless landlords and high rents rule in 1980s Manhattan, landing Karen in the Arcadia, a “Home for Young Ladies”—never mind that most of its occupants are in their second or third youth. Among its many eccentricities, the Arcadia is run by the Army of Light and thus off limits to males—so why has Karen’s secretive roommate, Martha, crammed a teenage boy into their tiny room? And speaking of males, there’s stockbroker and sexy jury duty pal Mark Pitofsky to consider. Now that she’s hit rock bottom, things can only go up for Karen. Right?

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Summary

Summary

In one week, Karen Carmody, thirty, manages to lose both her job and sublet. She’s unemployed, broke, and homeless. As with every era, heartless landlords and high rents rule in 1980s Manhattan, landing Karen in the Arcadia, a “Home for Young Ladies”never mind that most of its occupants are in their second or third youth.

Among its many eccentricities, the Arcadia is run by the Army of Light and thus off limits to males—so why has Karen’s secretive roommate, Martha, crammed a teenage boy into their tiny room? And speaking of males, there’s stockbroker and sexy jury duty pal Mark Pitofsky to consider. Now that she’s hit rock bottom, things can only go up for Karen. Right?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A fine, funny, and moving story…Karen is immensely likable, and her life altogether real.” Kirkus Reviews
“Lawrence displays a sure hand in her witty, gritty depiction of down-and-out life in contemporary Manhattan…[with her] lively humor, keen observation, gift for dialogue, and ability to arouse compassion.” Publishers Weekly
“This contemporary novel will delight urban singles and suburban dreamers.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Kathleen Rockwell Lawrence

Author Bio: Kathleen Rockwell Lawrence

Kathleen Rockwell Lawrence is the author of two novels: Maud Gone and The Last Room in Manhattan, as well as a collection of her essays: The Boys I Didn’t Kiss. A former Hers columnist for the New York Times, she’s also contributed to the New York Times Magazine, the OpEd Page, and the Travel Section. Her articles and essays have appeared in Vogue, Glamour, Newsday, the Chicago Tribune, and several other major publications. A member of PEN American Center, the Writers Room, and Irish-American Writers and Artists, she teaches at City University of New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 8.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English