Emily Gray Tedrowe’s debut novel Commuters is a tale of love, family, and money.
After losing her husband of many years, upstate New Yorker Winnie Easton has finally found love again with Jerry Trevis, a wealthy businessman. But their decision to buy one of the town’s biggest houses ignites an outburst from Jerry’s family–particularly from his daughter, Annette, who goes so far as to freeze Jerry’s assets. Meanwhile, Winnie’s daughter Rachel is secretly humiliated by her mother’s newfound love and money–all the more as Jerry begins lending her money. And Avery’s twenty-year-old chef grandson Trevis has just moved to Manhattan, looking to start his own restaurant–with none other than Jerry’s friendship, advice, and money to back him up.
“In her wonderful and original novel Commuters, Emily 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
Emily Gray Tedrowe was born in New York City and lives in Chicago with her husband and two daughters. Her short fiction has appeared in several literary journals, including Other Voices and the Crab Orchard Review, and has won a Literary Award from the Illinois Arts Council. Commuters is her first novel.
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