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Pineapple Street

By Jenny Jackson
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Publisher Description

A Good Morning America Book Club Pick

“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.

158 Reviews

Slightly Smiling Face“I really enjoyed this book, and it definitely made me reflect on the characters’ choices throughout their respective journeys. I do feel giving is important — as a retiree, I donate a lot of my time, money, and expertise to animal rescue organizations although I don’t think it’s harmful to have investments for the future. I mention this because a major theme of the book is exploring classism. The writing was so descriptive, and the narrator was terrific.”
Characters change and growMulti-layered charactersDescriptive writingFunny writingRealistic settingThought-provoking
Thinking Face“It was okay, but largely forgettable. It’s basically set among the elites in the top one percent of society and how they view their money as being important while also being out of touch with the rest of society.”
Characters change and growEasy to readImmersive settingThought-provokingUnengaging charactersUnsatisfying plot
Thumbs Up“This book was interesting. I originally tried to read it with one of my Fable book clubs but wasn’t able to get it from the library in time. I liked what Jackson was trying to by telling the story from the perspectives of three women with very different views on life but it made it hard to figure out what was going on at first — that could have been cause there it’s really much of a plot though.”
Reviewed in:The GIST
Multi-layered charactersUnengaging charactersUnsatisfying plot
Slightly Smiling Face“Cute, fun read! I love a straight forward book with a normal, happy ending.”
Characters change and growColorful personalitiesLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersEasy to readFunny writingWell-researchedFeel goodLighthearted
Expressionless Face“When I first started the book I was unsure if I wanted to keep reading. It was hard for me to become interested in this book in the very beginning. As the story progressed I found myself sucked into the book and had a hard time putting it down. I was somewhat annoyed with a lot of the family members most of the time as everything seemed to involve them wanting to stay rich and not change their bad habits. I was happy to see the characters learn and grow through some tough lessons by the end.”
Characters change and growDiverse charactersRelatable characters

About Jenny Jackson

Jenny Jackson is a vice president and executive editor at Alfred A. Knopf. A graduate of Williams College and the Columbia Publishing Course, she lives in Brooklyn Heights with her family. Pineapple Street is her first novel.

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