The Woman Upstairs

The Woman Upstairs

Downloadable Audiobook - 04/30/2013
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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor's Children, a brilliant new novel: the riveting confession of a woman awakened, transformed, and betrayed by passion and desire for a world beyond her own. Nora Eldridge, a thirty-seven-year-old elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who long ago abandoned her ambition to be a successful artist, has become the "woman upstairs," a reliable friend and tidy neighbor always on the fringe of others' achievements. Then into her classroom walks Reza Shahid, a child who enchants as if from a fairy tale. He and his parents--dashing Skandar, a Lebanese scholar and professor at the ecole Normale Superleure; and Sirena, an effortlessly glamorous Italian artist--have come to Boston for Skandar to take up a fellowship at Harvard. When Reza is attacked by schoolyard bullies who call him a "terrorist," Nora is drawn into the complex world of the Shahid family: she finds herself falling in...
Publisher: New York Books on Tape 04/30/2013
ISBN: 9780307913630
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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bluefields
Feb 06, 2014

An unusual, well-written and refreshing story, but not for those looking for a fast-paced read. The plot builds slowly to a shocking conclusion and leaves you wondering about the friendship at the heart of the story.

Beam11 Jan 03, 2014

brought back to Sputyen Duyvil 1/3/14

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