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Visible City

By Tova Mirvis

For fans of Meg Wolitzer and Allegra Goodman, an intimate and provocative novel about three couples whose paths intersect in their New York City neighborhood, forcing them all to weigh the comfort of stability against the costs of change.

Nina is a harried young mother who spends her evenings spying on the older couple across the street through her son’s Fisher-Price binoculars. She is drawn to their quiet contentment—reading on the couch, massaging each other’s feet—so unlike her own lonely, chaotic world of nursing and soothing and simply getting by. One night, through that same window, she spies a young couple in the throes of passion. Who are these people, and what happened to her symbol of domestic bliss?

In the coming weeks, Nina encounters the older couple, Leon and Claudia, their daughter Emma and her fiancé, and many others on the streets of her Upper West Side neighborhood, eroding the safe distance of her secret vigils. Soon anonymity gives way to different—and sometimes dangerous—forms of intimacy, and Nina and her neighbors each begin to question their own paths.

With enormous empathy and a keen observational eye, Tova Mirvis introduces a constellation of characters we all know: twenty-somethings unsure about commitments they haven’t yet made; thirty-somethings unsure about the ones they have; and sixty-somethings whose empty nest causes all sorts of doubt. Visible City invites us to examine those all-important forks in the road, and the conflict between desire and loyalty.

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780544047747


Format: Book
Author: Mirvis, Tova
Summary: While spying on her neighbors with her son's toy binoculars, Nina becomes entranced with the subjects of her secret vigils until she encounters them in the real world and must decide whether to let them into her life or not.
Title: Visible city / Tova Mirvis.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Subject: Neighbors -- Fiction. Family secrets -- Fiction. City and town life -- Fiction. New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780544047747 0544047745
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Mirvis
Oclc: 854944295
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Bib Id: 504870

Format: Book
Author: Mirvis, Tova.
Summary: While spying on her neighbors with her son's toy binoculars, Nina becomes entranced with the subjects of her secret vigils until she encounters them in the real world and must decide whether to let them into her life or not.
Title: Visible city / Tova Mirvis.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Description: 249 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Neighbors -- Fiction.
Subjects: Family secrets -- Fiction.
Subjects: City and town life -- Fiction.
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
LCCN: 2013036041
ISBN: 9780544047747
ISBN: 0544047745
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Mirvis