A second memoir by the author of the acclaimed 'Sleeping Arrangements' (8294). Having grown up as a city child, Laura always longed for green acres and a romantic Colonial style house. Her search takes her to the estate of an English Lord that exceeds her fantasies but features many surprises. She gets little product from her lazy livestock but loads of pleasure.
This is the magical memoir of Lily Shaine, an orphan who was brought up by two eccentric bachelor uncles in New York in the 1950s. With her uncles as mentors, the human jungle of the Bronx in as her playground, the schoolroom as her torture chamber, and very knowing little girls as her playmates, Lily learns the secrets of life, sex, death and, above all, family love.