Barnes & Noble Recommends Selection for July 2013: Cathleen Schine's Fin & Lady

Barnes & Noble Recommends Selection for July 2013: Cathleen Schine's Fin & Lady

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) , the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that Cathleen Schine's Fin & Lady (on sale July 9, 2013) is the latest selection in the Barnes & Noble Recommends program. The book can be pre-ordered at any Barnes & Noble store, online at Barnes & ( or via Barnes & Noble's NOOK® Readers and Tablets.

Titles selected for the B&N Recommends program are the books our booksellers can't stop talking about. Thought-provoking and uniquely engaging, B&N Recommends selections are chosen for sheer reading pleasure and their appeal as book club picks.

Set in Greenwich Village in the 1960s, Fin & Lady is a story of finding love and creating family that's both charming and antic, pensive and heartwrenching, and will undoubtedly appeal to readers who enjoyed Schine's bestselling The Three Weissmanns of Westport, a perennial book group favorite.

Here's what some of our booksellers are saying about Fin & Lady:

Just finished Fin & Lady; love, love, love it! The characters are wonderfully drawn and the writing is captivating. In fact, I am getting ready to do something I have never done before; I am going to read it again right now! This one gets a standing ovation.

- Gene Moore, Fort Worth, TX

Just finished Fin & Lady. I started it yesterday and finished it this morning. What a lovely read -- enthralling, poignant, funny, and true. Schine knows the human heart, and teaches its terrain to us.

- Linda Hetz, Cranberry Township, PA

Fin & Lady is poignant and sweet. A perfect summer read about love; not syrupy sappy romantic love, but the tides of love that connect parents and children, brothers and sisters, lovers and loved. The 1960s setting flavors this book without overpowering the story and discovering the narrator's true identity provides a nice sense of mystery.

- Cynthia Dix Porter, Beaverton, OR

Fin & Lady is an utterly delightful book -- the kind where you wish you could actually meet the characters and spend time in their company. Schine's artistry is deceptive, because lurking beneath her subtle humor is a poignant glimpse at how much we crave love and the price we're willing to pay for it.

- Bruce Katz, Rockville, MD

"What a thrill it is that Barnes & Noble has selected Cathleen Schine's novel Fin & Lady for their B&N Recommends program," said Sarah Crichton, Publisher, Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux. "We love this book; it's joyous and moving. And the fact that the great readers of Barnes & Noble love it, too, is cause for celebration, because with Barnes & Noble's exceptional support, the book is sure to land in the hands of avid readers everywhere this summer. We are hugely grateful for B&N's longtime support for Cathleen Schine and absolutely delighted by this wonderful news."

The Barnes & Noble Recommends program features promotion in stores, on, and on NOOK products, including:

  • An exclusive interview with Cathleen Schine and a free reading group guide for Fin & Lady on

  • Author appearances in select Barnes & Noble stores

  • Featured promotion on NOOK

Previous selections of the B&N Recommends program include:

  • Charlie Lovett's The Bookman's Tale (Viking)

  • Kate Atkinson's Life After Life (Little, Brown & Co.)

  • M.L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans (Scribner)

  • Maggie Shipstead's Seating Arrangements (Alfred A. Knopf)

  • William Landay's Defending Jacob (Ballantine Books)

  • Chris Bohjalian's The Double Bind (Shaye Areheart Books)

  • Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Harcourt)

  • Tom Rob Smith's Child 44 (Grand Central Publishing)

  • Ethan Canin's America America (Random House)

  • Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows' The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (The Dial Press)

  • Stieg Larsson's The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo (Knopf)

  • Katherine Howe's The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane (Hyperion/Voice)

  • Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale (Simon & Schuster)

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