Mystery Book Hunt
December 6, 2012 1:04 PM Subscribe
BookFilter: The sketchy detail kind. This is about a young adult novel, available by the early 80s, set among a family of artists or writers in, I think, New York City.
posted by Miko to media & arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Here's all I can remember about the book:
The protagonist was a young woman.
Her father was a writer struggling with writer's block, I think. He might have been a screenwriter, a novelist, a poet...unsure.
The father also drinks, though I can't remember if that's a major plot feature - but at one point the daughter is rolling her eyes to find out he's down at the "local pub!" (I remember this detail because I had not heard the phrase "local pub" before in my life).
She has a best friend who is sympathetic with this situation.
It is probably set in New York and maybe Greenwich Village specifically.
I may have learned the word "bohemian" from this book.
IIRC, the crux of the whole thing is that the girl wishes she were part of a 'normal' family instead of a broke, arty family.
This isn't much to go on...thanks in advance!