Tigers in Red Weather

Tigers in Red Weather Nick and her cousin Helena have grown up sharing sultry summer heat sunbleached boat docks and midnight gin parties on Martha s Vineyard in a glorious old family estate known as Tiger House In the

  • Title: Tigers in Red Weather
  • Author: Liza Klaussmann
  • ISBN: 9780316211338
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Nick and her cousin, Helena, have grown up sharing sultry summer heat, sunbleached boat docks, and midnight gin parties on Martha s Vineyard in a glorious old family estate known as Tiger House In the days following the end of the Second World War, the world seems to offer itself up, and the two women are on the cusp of their real lives Helena is off to Hollywood and aNick and her cousin, Helena, have grown up sharing sultry summer heat, sunbleached boat docks, and midnight gin parties on Martha s Vineyard in a glorious old family estate known as Tiger House In the days following the end of the Second World War, the world seems to offer itself up, and the two women are on the cusp of their real lives Helena is off to Hollywood and a new marriage, while Nick is heading for a reunion with her own young husband, Hughes, about to return from the war Soon the gilt begins to crack Helena s husband is not the man he seemed to be, and Hughes has returned from the war distant, his inner light curtained over On the brink of the 1960s, back at Tiger House, Nick and Helena with their children, Daisy and Ed try to recapture that sense of possibility But when Daisy and Ed discover the victim of a brutal murder, the intrusion of violence causes everything to unravel The members of the family spin out of their prescribed orbits, secrets come to light, and nothing about their lives will ever be the same.Brilliantly told from five points of view, with a magical elegance and suspenseful dark longing, Tigers in Red Weather is an unforgettable debut novel from a writer of extraordinary insight and accomplishment.

    Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann The title Tigers in Red Weather suggests a whole lot teeth and claws than we actually see in Liza Klaussmann s fine and subtle first novel But the phrase comes from a Wallace Stevens poem, Disillusionment of Ten O Clock, that gets the tone of this psychological drama just right. Tigers in Red Weather A Novel Liza Klaussmann Brilliantly told with the tempestuous elegance of F Scott Fitzgerald and the suspenseful dark longing of Patricia Highsmith, Tigers in Red Weather is an almost unbearably compelling story of liars, lust, and secrets It heralds the arrival of a fierce literary talent. Tigers in Red Weather A Novel by Liza Klaussmann Brilliantly told with the tempestuous elegance of F Scott Fitzgerald and the suspenseful dark longing of Patricia Highsmith, Tigers in Red Weather is an almost unbearably compelling story of liars, lust, and secrets It heralds the arrival of a fierce literary talent. Tigers in Red Weather ReadingGroupGuides TIGERS IN RED WEATHER is the debut novel of Herman Melville s third great granddaughter, a work of extraordinary talent by a long time New York Times journalist This lush, artistic historical is set during and directly following the period of World War II, a year time span that jumps between worldwide locales but centers primarily on the exclusive elegance of Martha s Vineyard. Tigers in Red Weather A Novel Kindle edition by Liza Examples in Tigers in Red Weather include If there s one thing you can be sure about in this life, it s that you won t always be kissing the right person She had learned the hard way that when people know too much, they inevitably want to save you from yourself. Tigers in Red Weather Quotes by Liza Klaussmann Liza Klaussmann, Tigers in Red Weather They were supposed to be different, different from all the people who didn t want things and didn t do things and weren t special They were supposed to be the kind of people who said to hell with it, who threw their wine Red Tiger Eye Meanings Gemstone meaning list Red Tiger Eye is a gemstone with a meaning and properties of vitalizing energy It would bring back owner s original power This gemstone can enhance your ability and will to survive in the society You would be able to have the power to overcome difficulties by using Red Tiger Eye. Official Detroit Tigers Website MLB Rock a Tigers Bow Tie Purchase a limited edition Bow Tie to benefit youth baseball in the greater Detroit community. Disillusionment of Ten O Clock The poem allows the reader to linger over the possibility of colors, strangeness and unusual dreams Imagination that is absent from a mundane orderly life is represented by a dandified aesthete and an adventurous and exciting life by a drunken sailor dreaming of catching tigers in red weather The poem s message is fairly simple. The Real Reason Tiger Woods Wears Red in Final Rounds The Real Reason Tiger Woods Wears Red Shirts in Final Rounds Throughout his golf career, Tiger Woods has rather famously sported red shirts in the final rounds of tournaments Why is Tiger so committed to wearing red in the final round Because his mother told him to.

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    • Liza Klaussmann

      Liza Klaussmann worked as a journalist for the New York Times for over a decade She received a BA in Creative Writing from Barnard College, where she was awarded the Howard M Teichman Prize for Prose She lived in Paris for ten years and she recently completed with distinction an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, in London, where she lives She is the great great great granddaughter of Herman Melville.



    744 thoughts on “Tigers in Red Weather

    • I really, really, really wanted to like this book. The book jacket compares its contents to the writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Patricia Highsmith, two writers whom I adore (and a mash-up made in heaven). I also live in Cambridge and pass many of the same streets as the book's protagonists. I loved the atmosphere (and the period details) of the novel but found the plot somewhat tedious and boring. The first four sections (told by Nick, Daisy, Helena, and Hughes, respectively) are mostly one- [...]


    • Wowwhat a debut! Somehow this book manages to exist as both beach-read and book-club material. The plot is riveting, which makes the book hard to put down, but it is the superb character portraits that kept me reading long into the night. The narrative technique used is very effective, and the author succeeds in creating multi-dimensional and fascinating characters whose inner lives are revealed in tiny bits until the picture is complete. Each of the five sections is narrated by a different char [...]



    • Maybe I spend too much time here on , but as I read a book I imagine how I will rate it, and what my review will sound like. My rating of this story - about a family on Martha's Vineyard and the secrets they disclose over a few decades - ranged from 1-4 stars at any given time, and I settled on 2 just because calls that 'it was ok,' and that's pretty much how I feel about it. It kept me guessing (plus) but left me with a lot of question marks upon finishing (minus).There aren't too many charact [...]


    • Silly me, I scanned the reviews of this book and came away with the impression it would be a light beach read about a pair of cousins after World War II, their children, a little bit historical fiction and family drama and intergenerational perspective, something similar to J. Courtney Sullivan's Maine.I was wrong. Nick and Helena are two cousins, close in age, who go their separate ways after World War II comes to a close. Nick to be reunited with her husband Hughes, who is distant after his re [...]


    • I just need to stop reading historical fiction. Like right now. But I keep trying, like the little kid who keeps reaching for the electric burner, even though he’s bound to burn himself for the thirteenth time and once again lose several layers of skin in the process, or like the woman who just can’t stop dating that man-child with the six-pack abs and commitment issues and the Mickey Mouse voice, because damn it she can bounce quarters off his belly button, and that ought to be worth a few [...]


    • 4.5 stars, rounding up to 5. I don’t give too many 5 stars, and certainly not two in a row, but I seem to be on a roll.Granted, this has all the things I love about good summer fiction. Historical, sprawling beach manse, family secrets. Throw in a nod to The Great Gatsby and I was sold. I’m surprised by the relatively lackluster ratings on Good Reads because I thoroughly enjoyed this start to finish. In this we have cousins Helena and Nick (Nick is a girl; but get it? A nod to Gatsby, also h [...]


    • This book wasn't at all what I thought it was going to be once I began reading it, which I think is due to the face that the book summary located inside the front cover is misleading, or perhaps I relied too heavily on it to tell me everything that was included in the plot. This book was divided into sections and told its story from the five main characters' individual points of view. It was certainly an interesting take on the story, because I was able to see how each character perceived themse [...]


    • It's a good and fast read, one step above a beach read. I have a couple comments.The first half of the book I was sure this was going to end up being a 4 star but somehow, Klaussman decided to decelerate the plot halfway through. The first 3 characters' chapters were very much building momentum and it really propelled me forward but then on the 4th chapter I found myself losing interest I really think she should have done the order differently, to create that sense of build up that I enjoyed so [...]


    • Tigers in Red Weather is a great beach read - intriguing, fast paced, dramatic. I liked that each section was narrated by a different character over the 20 or so years that the story took place so they filled in missing information from the other characters' narratives. The novel started off strong and ended strong but there was a lag in the middle (specifically in Hughes section). I also felt like I wish some of the characters had been developed more (Avery) or less attention had been devoted t [...]


    • What an impressive first novel. Starts out rather innocently as two close cousins are on a train, post World War II, both going to begin new lives. The atmosphere of the novel is wonderful, I felt fully immersed in this time period and in their lives as well. The tension of the novel builds as more and more facts are related about the characters lives. Narrated by the five main characters, we soon realize their is much more to this story than the innocent beginning would have one believe. Soon t [...]


    • This is not the worst book I've read - I wouldn't want to give it that accolade. The dialogue is monotonous - 'can I get you a martini', 'yes, I'd love that', 'a dash of something?' and so on. There is hardly a scene in the book when someone isn't drinking alcohol, in itself tedious, as if the author could think of nothing else that people do when congregating. The characters are inconsistent - four of them are tinged with insanity, Nick, Helena, Ed and Avery as if this touch of weirdness added [...]


    • This story, which jumps around time periods ranging from 1945 to 1969, follows Nick and her cousin Helena, their husbands, children Daisy and Ed, and a variety of other Martha's Vineyard residents. It has everything: murder, secrets, betrayal, regret, longing and lust. It is a great summer read about hot summer nights, gin drunk from jelly jars, and sneaking around in the shadows. This debut novel by Herman Melville's great great great granddaughter is told from 5 different perspectives. The sto [...]



    • Man, now I'm sad.I was really enjoying this book for the first three parts but then the last two parts sunk it for me.See, from where I'm sitting (and listening), the first three voices wove together a story about women, specifically how women relate to each other in relating to the first woman introduced, Nick. Nick is the showboat, the flaunty one, the one who loves attention, the one who hates responsibility, etc. Her best friend is her cousin, Helen, and they adore each other only Helen actu [...]


    • This review originally appeared on my blog; literary-exploration/2012/Tigers in Red Weather is a unforgettable novel of life with all its complexity and mystery. Nick and her cousin Helena grow up together in Tiger house an old family estate on an island. As they grew the world changed with them; World War II has ended and it felt like a world of possibilities. Helena leaves for Hollywood and Nick reunites with her husband after serving in the war, but everything has changed and on their trips b [...]


    • Looking to read something completely different? Try Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann. This novel is sure to surprise and in never quite what the reader expects it to be. The novel opens by introducing readers to cousins Nick and Helena when they are young twenty-something brides at the end of World War II. Nick, not exactly beautiful but with a lust for life and excitement is set to travel to Florida to meet her husband Hughes, who has been serving in the Navy. Helena, more beautiful but [...]


    • I waffled for a long time in deciding whether to pony up the $12.99 for this ebook. On the one hand, I was powerfully drawn to that killer title. On the other, I knew from the blurb that a) it's about rich people in angst, and b) two of the characters are named Nick and Daisy. Ooooh-kay. So Liza Klaussmann thinks she's F. Scott Fitzgerald. It's a dangerous thing for a writer to make such an obvious comparison between her own work -- especially a debut novel -- and such an important literary work [...]


    • I would say this novel was between 3 & 4 stars for me. I ended up giving it the 4 stars because it kept me engaged, and even though the characters weren't that likeable I wanted to know what happened to each of them. Usually when I can't find one character who is worthy I will give up on a read or at least feel let down by the novel, like Franzen's 'Freedom'. That being said, maybe there wasn't a particularly worthy character within the novel, but each one, except maybe Helena, had reasons f [...]


    • I purchased the hardcover of this book based on a friend's glowing review, thinking I'd pass it along to my mom after I read it. I'm so glad I didn't wait for the paperback or read the e-book because I know this book will get lots of mileage among my mom's friends after she reads it. It's just the kind of book you want to pass around and discuss after reading! It would be a great book club read (if only I had a book club) This is a story of family dynamics and relationships spanning a couple of [...]


    • Tigers in Red Weather begins on the east coast of America in September 1945, just after the end of the Second World War. Cousins Nick and Helena have grown up spending a long spring of summers at Tiger House, the family’s estate on Martha’s Vineyard, a place which both women hold fondly in their memories. At the outset of the novel, we meet Nick and Helena, ‘wearing their slips and drinking gin neat out of old jelly jars’ in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Helena is about to get married for th [...]


    • I'm going to be honest here, and reveal to the world exactly how shallow I am when it comes to books. We all say, 'Never judge a book by its cover', but really, let's face it, we all do! I, for one, had heard absolutely nothing about this book and picked it up only for its gorgeous cover image (Australian cover, that is) of a classic 1940s/50s pinup stretched out on a boardwalk in a vibrant yellow bathing suit, pouting with her perfectly-shaped, red lips. It's a stunner, check it out. Having pic [...]


    • In summary, I feel a good novel is one in which the story is told well, the details are linked properly and in a clever way and the human psyche is often observed in a way that evokes emotion or thought even after the book is over - this is the reason for my better than average rating. The characters are not likable and while reading the book there are annoyances that make you want to give it one star, but something keeps you going. The gem of this book is the lesson in perception, the way the s [...]


    • Book on CD read by Katherine KellgrenCousins Nick and Helena grew up spending idyllic summers at Tiger House, the family’s estate on Martha’s Vineyard. As World War 2 ends, the two young women are about to begin their “real” lives – Helena is off to Hollywood and a new marriage to producer Avery Lewis, while Nick travels to Florida to reunite with her husband Hughes Derringer, home from the war. But reality doesn’t meet their expectations. Twelve years later, the cousins – along wi [...]


    • The title “Tigers in Red Weather” suggests a whole lot more teeth and claws than we actually see in Liza Klaussmann’s fine and subtle first novel. But the phrase comes from a Wallace Stevens poem, “Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock,” that gets the tone of this psychological drama just right. Klaussmann’s characters are early risers who feel pretty well disillusioned long before 10 o’clock. She’s written an elegant playbook on passive aggression, a study of the desires and resentme [...]


    • I found it quite difficult to rate this book, as my opinion of it changed continuously throughout the course of reading it. Told from the viewpoint of five different characters, and switching back and forth in time from 1945 to 1969, this novel explores the intricacies of human relationships and their consequences.The story opens with a narrative told in the third person from the viewpoint of Nick, a strong independent young woman who is looking forward to her husband Hughes returning to her fro [...]


    • TIGERS IN RED WEATHER is a finely tuned domestic drama that has the added intrigue of a small community murder. Told from multiple points of view, the interesting and heartbreaking story spans the period post world war II and some events during by which rationing and wartime romance are topics.From 1944 through to 1969, the period piece provides a glimpse into the lives of a pair of cousins stemming from earlier memories at the Tiger house estate as youngsters themselves through to marriage and [...]


    • This is one of those books that’s been on my “secondary to-read list” for a long time and, by that, I mean the mental list of to-reads you don’t actually post online. I think its lackluster rating deterred me from reading it sooner. I’m so glad I decided it was worth a read. What finally made me buy this book was Heller McAlpin’s description from USA Today: “With echoes of Nancy Drew murder mysteries and The Great Gatsby that extend well beyond the names Nick and Daisy Tigers in R [...]


    • Tigers in Red Weather is the story of one New England family told from the point-of-view of five family members over the course of the 40s, 50s, and 60s.Instead of going back and forth between family members, the book is separated into five sections: one section for each family member. Doing it that way, we're constantly going back to a year in which we've already seen from another family member. We're constantly jumping from year to year, years that take place over three decades. It's the story [...]


    • Great book - it 's the debut book from this author.Set in the States post-WW2 we are introduced to Nick, her husband Hughes and daughter Daisy, Nick's cousin Helena and her son Ed. Although there are other characters the book swirls around these and we get sections from the point of view of each character. Most sections are written with several years having taken place between. This sounds choppy but is in fact ingenious and smooth in Ms Klaussman's hands as she is deliberately drawing you in to [...]


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