Crossing Brooklyn Ferry: A Novel by Jennie Fields PDF

By Jennie Fields

ISBN-10: 0060099437

ISBN-13: 9780060099435

ISBN-10: 006143308X

ISBN-13: 9780061433085

Escaping the slim, prosperous lifestyles she led in ny, Zoe Finney strikes her relatives to Park Slope, Brooklyn, a space of lovely previous brownstones the place working-class households have lived for generations.A bad lady who married into cash, Zoe reveals convenience within the close-knit neighborhood.She hopes the swap will reinvigorate her profoundly depressed husband and supply a cheerful position for her small daughter, Rose, to develop. yet her arrival there alters the lives round her, specially the good-looking schoolteacher round the corner, Keevan O'Connor, who's deeply interested in her. regardless of Zoe's preliminary hesitation, they start to fall in love. Rose is delighted, spotting in Keevan the nice and cozy, fun-loving father hers may by no means be. but if Zoe's husband wakes from his melancholy to work out his spouse slipping away, Zoe is torn among her love for 2 males.

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Zoe draws her robe close and shuts her door. The man’s homelessness has touched her. She has known poverty, hungry, gnawing poverty, and yet it was never this hopeless: never like this. As Zoe Finney climbs the stairs to wake Rose for school, she touches everything with delight. Mine, she thinks. Mine. Always before, she has been a guest in her homes. And not always a welcome one. The Sutton Place apartment they left yesterday had been a wedding present from Jamie’s parents, given to them along with the engagement party at the Pierre and a pair of hideous Foo dogs.

Walking hunched in their crowlike iridescent coats, men in pairs, turning their backs to the world. Their choices must be narrow, Zoe reflects. But perhaps, she thinks, in those narrow choices there is also a kind of freedom. Zoe sighs and looks around. This is the beginning of her new life. She wonders what choices she will make. And if they will prove to be better ones than the pale-pink sofa she can’t wait to replace. At least I’ve taken a step, she thinks. Maybe I will come to know these faces, their habits—their favorite cars, their favorite seats—and they’ll smile at me, and I’ll feel like I belong.

She doesn’t try to hide it at all. Keevan wonders why Jim doesn’t seem to notice. ” But Jim wouldn’t hear him anyway. The jerk. Keevan gets past their door without detection, steps out on the stoop, and locks the door safely behind him. Thank God. And then he sees her: his new neighbor, standing right 30 / Jennie Fields next to him, in the doorway at the top of her stoop. Wearing a watermelon-colored robe awash with big cabbagy flowers, she is looking in the other direction, up the street. Her hair is the color of ginger ale and equally alive, fizzy with light.

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