Genre: Literary Fiction
Length: 320 pages
Audiobook Length: 8 hours and 32 minutes
First Published: 2023
The Stockton family of Brooklyn Heights has lived off their connections and old money for generations, firmly placing them amongst New York’s one-percenters. Darley, the eldest daughter, traded her job for motherhood but has lost herself in the process. Meanwhile, Georgiana, the youngest, finds herself facing forbidden love, forcing her to choose what she really wants. And Sasha, the daughter-in-law, feels like an outsider after marrying into wealth that she could never have comprehended. Pineapple Street follows all three women, giving a witty look at modern life.
I’d heard mixed reviews about GMA’s March Book Club pick, but I loved this family drama about how wealth and class affect people. Each woman’s story added a new perspective, showcasing how conflicts arise when communication is lacking. A character study of the top 1%, Pineapple Street highlights the differences in how money is perceived by different classes.
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.
About Jenny Jackson
Jenny Jackson is a vice president and executive editor at Alfred A. Knopf. She is the author of Pineapple Street. Jackson currently lives in Brooklyn Heights.