CommutersBook - 2010
"Tedrowe explores the reconfigurations of a family and the strange alliances that can occur between young and old, love and work. And she writes brilliantly about money.... A deeply satisfying debut." --Margot Livesey, author of The House on Fortune Street
"A poignant meditation on desire, heartrending loss, and dreams deferred." --Robin Antalek, author of The Summer We Fell Apart
Emily Tedrowe's exceptional debut novel depicts the shockwaves set in motion by the sudden marriage of one middle-class family's 78-year-old matriarch to a wealthy outsider. Commuters is that rare novel that offers something for almost everyone: "foodies" interested in exploring the rich tapestry of the New York City restaurant scene; the millions who have been profoundly affected by the current financial and mortgage crisis; or anyone simply looking for a beautifully drawn family drama in the vein of the works of Katrina Kittle (The Blessings of the Animals, Two Truths and a Lie) and Jennifer Haigh (The Condition, Baker Towers, Mrs. Kimble).