Pineapple Street

Jenny Jackson


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13 April 2023
ISBN: 9781529151183
320 pages

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Escape to glamorous Pineapple Street, New York, with 2023's must-read and warmest debut about love, family, class and money, from exciting new literary voice Jenny Jackson

'Sheer escapism'

'A sparkling social commentary' MAIL ON SUNDAY

'A smart debut about wealthy New Yorkers... minutely observed and packed with one-liners' GUARDIAN

'A blissfully enjoyable novel' SUNDAY TIMES

'The literary equivalent of a hole in one' DAILY MAIL

'Marvellous - clever, funny and brilliantly well observed' INDIA KNIGHT

'It's the novel Jane Austen would have written . . . if Jane Austen lived in Brooklyn Heights in the 21st century' NEW YORK TIMES

'A smart, funny, astute skewering of class and money and money and class' SAM BAKER

'Hilarious and poignant' MIRANDA COWLEY HELLER, author of The Paper Palace

'An absorbing, acutely observed novel about class, money and love' NICK HORNBY, author of High Fidelity

'Filled with warmth and light. I was moved, engaged, inspired and charmed' DAISY BUCHANAN, author of Insatiable

'A delicious new Gilded Age family drama . . . a guilty pleasure that also feels like a sociological text' VOGUE

Old money. New family . . .

Pineapple Street in Brooklyn Heights is one of New York City's most desirable residences, and home to the glamorous and well-connected Stockton family . . .

Darley, the eldest daughter, has never had to worry about money. She followed her heart, trading her job and her inheritance for motherhood - but ended up sacrificing more of herself than she ever intended.

Sasha is marrying into the wealthy Stockton family, who are worlds apart from her own. She feels like the outsider, trying to navigate their impenetrable traditions and please her new mother-in-law - plus her hesitancy to sign a pre-nup has everyone questioning her true intentions.

Georgiana, the youngest, is falling in love with someone she can't (and really shouldn't) have - and is forced to confront the kind of person she wants to be.

Witty, escapist and full of heart, with an unmissable cast of loveable - if flawed - characters, Pineapple Street is a beautifully observed novel about the complexities of family dynamics, the miles between the haves and the have-notes, and the all-consuming insanity of first love - while also asking the age-old question, can money really buy you happiness?

Everyone is talking about Pineapple Street . . .

'The smartest and most deliciously fun novel I've read in ages' KEVIN KWAN, author of Crazy Rich Asians
'Wise, emotionally honest and such fun' HELEN FIELDING, author of Bridget Jones Diary
'Jenny Jackson turns this story of super-rich people living frustrated lives in Brooklyn into a compelling and thoughtful look at what it means to have very little agency in your own life. An excellent read' Stylist
'Killer debut about class, love and money' Grazia
'Sharp and juicy' Nita Prose, bestselling author of The Maid
'This is a story with huge heart about love and family' ***** Reader Review
'Funny, witty, and compassionate' ***** Reader Review
'I loved this book! A sharply observant, witty and perceptive look at the wealthy in New York. A complete pleasure to read from start to finish' ***** Reader Review