Alternate Side Summary
Anna Quindlen

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Alternate Side Overview

In Anna Quindlen's literary novel Alternate Side, married couple Nora and Charlie Nolan find themselves at odds after a violent incident on their affluent block in Manhattan's Upper West Side. This incident triggers a journey of self-reflection and change for Nora, as she wonders where her life is going now that her children are graduating college and she no longer feels satisfied by her career. The author examines themes related to class-consciousness and differences, traditional gender roles, and compatibility issues in marriage.

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