Alligators in the trees

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Frank’s Coffee Shop on Manhattan’s Lower East Side becomes a safe haven for Tobias Jordan, a paparazzi-phobic 90s rock star, drawn to the obscurity of the dingy hole-in-the-wall, and Philip Glessner, a disgraced architect, who ducks inside to elude a posse of blood-thirsty reporters. What keeps both coming back is their waitress, Priscilla Vanderpool, who becomes an improbable paragon of virtue to the shell-shocked Philip, and an unwitting muse to gifted and jaded Tobias. But neither man sees her as she really is: a philosophical hard-luck case with a quick wit and a twenty-year habit of penning insightful and haunting lyrics that no one has ever heard. Alligators in the Trees—a line from one of Priscilla's songs—symbolizes the bugaboos that lurk in the minds of all three characters: in Tobias, the fear he's lost his talent, and that his string of model-mistresses will be the downfall of his soul; in Philip's guilt-ridden conscience as he struggles with the collapse of his most touted building and the prospect of losing custody of his daughter if he doesn't meet his estranged wife's demands; in Priscilla, the fear of actually making a decision about her life instead of always taking the path of least resistance. Fate intervenes and forces all three to act on their true desires.

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  • Julie

    An interesting story about two men and one woman whose lives become intertwined. Priscilla, a woman who cannot get her life together, provides inspiration for these two men and helps them straighten o...

  • Letisha Stanton

    This was a fascinating read. I found once I sat down and started to read, I was completely addicted to the characters. Being wrapped up in a book has never been easier. ...

  • Candy

    Priscilla is a waitress at Frank’s Coffee Shop, a dive in Manhattan. She is in her early 30’s and is going nowhere fast. Her track record with boyfriends is lousy, to say the least. She seems to o...

  • Melanie Rose

    Alligators in the Trees is an artfully written tale weaving together the lives of three New Yorkers from vastly different walks of life. Ms Hamilton has a true talent for creating her characters; I re...

  • John M.

    I read Cynthia Hamilton's novel, Lucky at Love, and loved it. Being a serial reader when I discover an author whose work I admire, I moved next to Alligators in the Trees, and found myself similarly i...

  • Kimberly Raimondi-rinyu

    I'm not sure how to express my feelings for this book. It was one of those books I didn't want to put down - it held my curiosity, wanting to know the next move of each of the 3 main characters. As th...

  • Pernette

    The characters are likable enough. Though they had problems dealing with other people and indecisive about what they wanted to do. The story line is not bad. However, this book just dragged. I could n...

  • Cynthia Graham

    Frank's Diner is a run-down, hole-in-the-wall. It is the kind of place where the owner is too cheap to purchase new name tags for his employees and instead forces them to assume the identity of the la...

  • Carolyn Injoy

    I received a free kindle copy of Alligators in the Trees by Cynthia Hamilton from Amazon. Sadly, I rated it a three. I did like the characters. Priscilla is a lyric writing waitress. Phil is a dow...

  • Cristina

    Il lettore perdoni il mio inglese che nonostante tutti i miei sforzi non raggiunge il livello che vorrei. Sigh.Here are the stories of Priscilla, a waitress, Phil, an Architect in a dire financial sit...