by: Jenny Jackson
Darley, the eldest daughter in the well-connected, carefully guarded, old-money Stockton family, followed her heart, trading her job and inheritance for motherhood, sacrificing more of herself than she ever intended. Sasha, middle-class and from New England, has married into the Brooklyn Heights family and finds herself cast as the arriviste outsider, wondering how she might ever understand their WASP-y ways. Georgiana, the baby of the family, has fallen in love with someone she can’t (and really shouldn’t) have and must confront the kind of person she wants to be.
Rife with the indulgent pleasures of life among New York’s one-percenters, Pineapple Street is a smart escapist novel that sparkles with wit. It’s about the peculiar unknowability of someone else’s family, the miles between the haves and have-nots and everything in between, and the insanity of first love.
Helen says: 🤓🤓🤓🤓
This was exactly the type of book I had been wanting to read after some heavy ones and some tiring historical fiction. This was an amusing, contemporary character driven novel centered around an entitled and dysfunctional family. It felt like old home (just joking Mom- she’s a loyal follower of the blog 😜)! It was like a masterclass in privilege. It has been touted as hilariously funny. I disagree. It was more of a sarcastic parody. I read it in one sitting! These types of books are my guilty pleasure. It would be an excellent choice for your next vacation read.
Holly says: 🤓🤓🤓🤓
I really liked this book, and I was completely entertained. Fast-paced, very funny, and great caricatured characters. If I’m recommending a second book to read this month, it’s this one! Both this and A Likely Story are based on the privileged, twisted, and somewhat ridiculous lives of New York’s elite – but more humor in this one – it’s quick, easy, entertaining with some laugh out loud moments.