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This “delicious take on the one percent in our nation’s capital” (Town & Country) and clever combination of The Bonfire of the Vanities and The Nest explores what Washington, DC’s high society members do behind the closed doors of their stately homes.

They are the families considered worthy of a listing in the exclusive Green Book - a discriminative diary created by the niece of Edith Roosevelt’s social secretary. Their aristocratic bloodlines are woven into the very fabric of Washington - generation after generation. Their old money and manner lurk through the cobblestone streets of Georgetown, Kalorama, and Capitol Hill. They only socialize within their inner circle, turning a blind eye to those who come and go on the political merry-go-round. These parents and their children live in gilded existences of power and privilege.

But what they have failed to understand is that the world is changing. And when the family of one of their own is held hostage and brutally murdered, everything about their legacy is called into question in this unputdownable novel that “combines social satire with moral outrage to offer a masterfully crafted, absorbing read that can simply entertain on one level and provoke reasoned discourse on another” (Booklist, starred review).

©2021 Christina McDowell. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Hannah Butler
  • 2021/06/09

Overwhelmingly Liberal

Coming from a kind place - you’ll love this story if you’re on the liberal side of the political spectrum. As a center-righter I find the “the Republicans are the evil ones” trope tired. IMO, the author didn’t even need to call out political classifications to make this book thrilling. The partisan divide added nothing to the narrative. I thoroughly enjoyed the portions of this book that weren’t so politically charged, but I’d probably skip it had I known.

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  • Cwall
  • 2021/06/29

Not a fan

Had high hopes for this book. I found it hard to follow the many different characters of varying ages and families. Too many storylines

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • JBH
  • 2021/07/29

Horrible

This story had typical political bias that is in the media everyday . It was a waste of my time to read such a ridiculous story .
I could not finish it.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021/07/02

Juvenile and already done

Too many characters with tacky names. Not a good narrative. I hope this is not the future of contemporary fiction.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Deltac
  • 2021/10/27

Don't bother.

I struggled to finish and only did because it was a book group selection. Club wanted a book setting in our area. Sadly it was superficial and predictable, full of attempts to lay new (to the public) verbiage on old problems. Trope written writing. Felt like author had a personal vendetta on some DC types yet wanted to highlight their clothing, cars, and haunts. New knowledge about DC jails and bridge irony.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021/09/06

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This novel was very realistic. I struggled with the vulgar language . Author did lots of Research on unknown places and events about Washington DC that she creatively wove into the story .