Fragility. Affluent and privileged people can have troubles too, and even the slightest first world problems can uncover cracks in fragile relationships. Anna Quindlen sets her novel titled, Alternate Side, on a dead-end street in Manhattan. Nora Nolan and her husband Charlie have a great life together until they don’t. Dramatic inequality is evident every day in Manhattan, and Quindlen provides different characters in this novel that describe the consequences of economic differences. Quindlen describes the dream of life in Manhattan grounded in the reality of marriage and neighbors and what can happen to anyone.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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