The Nitty Gritty…
Pineapple Street was pure escapism for me and I loved it for that! It was a quick listen for me and narrated by Marin Ireland who I adore listening to. She is fantastic! This novel is very much how the other half (the rich) live and I can’t tell you how many times I found myself shaking my head and laughing at how entitled they could be. Yet at the same time money can’t buy everything. It can’t always make you happy or protect you from heartbreak. I loved the characters and their stories and how when they had to they all came together to form a strong family bond. This was the book I needed right now to take me out of my own life for a while and it definitely did that. If you’re looking for a heartwarming and often funny novel I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Pineapple Street!
Summary from Penguin Random House
ABOUT PINEAPPLE STREET
Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2023 by Time, Vogue, Elle, Southern Living, Bustle, and more
“A vibrant and hilarious debut…Pineapple Street is riveting, timely, hugely entertaining and brimming with truth.” —Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest
“A delicious new Gilded Age family drama… a guilty pleasure that also feels like a sociological text.” —Vogue
A deliciously funny, sharply observed debut of family, love, and class, this zeitgeisty novel follows three women in one wealthy Brooklyn clan
Darley, the eldest daughter in the well-connected old money Stockton family, followed her heart, trading her job and her inheritance for motherhood but giving up far too much in the process; Sasha, a middle-class New England girl, has married into the Brooklyn Heights family, and finds herself cast as the arriviste outsider; and Georgiana, the baby of the family, has fallen in love with someone she can’t have, and must decide what 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. Full of recognizable, loveable—if fallible—characters, it’s about the peculiar unknowability of someone else’s family, the miles between the haves and have-nots, and the insanity of first love—all wrapped in a story that is a sheer delight.
Review copy provided by the publisher. All opinions are my own.