Paul Haberman was happy living alone in the city until he met Cynthia, an enchanting suburban single mother. After he moves to New Jersey to marry her, Paul’s life reshapes itself dramatically around his new family and home, evolving over the years in ways he could never have imagined. In this funny, moving, episodic novel, Scott Nadelson reveals the quiet beauty, doubt, and longing of a blended family’s life in the unglamorous American suburbs.
Every night, after the kids have gone to bed, he searches for their shoes. They might be anywhere: under the couch, in the middle of the kitchen floor, on the basement landing, or if it’s warm enough, out on the lawn, damp with dew. This is one of his contributions to the efficient running of the household, maybe his most important contribution, though not the most visible. If anyone has noticed, … Read More...
Scott Nadelson's remarkable new novel Between You and Me is both enormously entertaining and seriously moving. Between You and Me is one of the best books I've read in a long while.
- Christine Sneed
Author of Paris, He Said and Little Known Facts
Paul Haberman is a radiant character and Between You and Me is a hilarious, poignant, darkly glittering gem of a novel.
Author of A Crime in the Neighborhood and The Dogs of Littlefield
The depth of his insight is stunning. The breadth and detail of his knowledge of the ordinary lives of men and women in widely varying walks of life is astonishing.
–The Jewish Review
Scott Nadelson grew up in northern New Jersey before escaping to Oregon, where he has lived for the past eighteen years. He has published three collections of short stories, Aftermath, The Cantor's … Read More