|I'm judging this book by the company it keeps--on the bookshelf.|
Sometimes we love books just for themselves. Sometimes we love them because they remind us of other great stories. It’s like meeting someone and finding out you’ve got good friends in common.
Under the Egg, the debut novel by Laura Marx Fitzgerald (published by Dial BFYR), is a good novel on its own. It’s about art, sweltering-hot summertime in Manhattan, crazy family dynamics, and library research.
You can read more detailed reviews elsewhere.
But if you want to know this book by its “friends,” here are a few other books it reminds me of:
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh: The main character in Egg, Theo Tenpenny, shares Harriet’s setting, some of her attitude, and her Manhattan home.
Based on the company it keeps, Under the Egg, has a lot going for it. It all adds up to a great art history mystery.