East Side story: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2004.
Language:
English
Description
"Louis Auchincloss has an enveloping story to tell and a perfect, understated knowledge of those who inhabit it," said the New York Times of The Scarlet Letters. The same can be said of Auchincloss's new novel, a tour de force that charts the rise of one uncommon family in America's grand city. How did the families who live on Manhattan's Upper East Side get to where they are today? As much a penetrating social history as it is engaging fiction, East Side Story tells of the Carnochans, a family whose Scottish forebears establish themselves in New York's textile business during the Civil War. From there they quickly move on to seize prominent positions in the country's top schools and Manhattan's elite firms. As the novel unfolds, family members across the generations recount their stories, illuminating lives steeped in both good fortune and moral jeopardy. From women who outsmart their foolish husbands, to ambitious lawyers who protect the Carnochan name, to the family's artists and writers, all weigh the question that infuses so much of Auchincloss's fiction: what makes for a meaningful life in a family that has so much? In its starred review, Kirkus Reviews hails Auchincloss for being "once again the master of his craft." East Side Story is both a loving and wicked look at New York's own as only this sublime master of manners can provide.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780618452446
9780547630601
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID5ddce570-a9e1-cbb4-e926-3918b1ec2768
Grouping Titleeast side story
Grouping Authorauchincloss louis
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-01-15 20:02:01PM
Last Indexed2020-01-22 03:52:25AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorAuchincloss, Louis.
author2-rolehoopla digital.
author_displayAuchincloss, Louis
available_at_englewoodEnglewood Public Library
detailed_location_englewoodEPL Fiction
display_descriptionHow did the families who live on Manhattan's Upper East Side get to where they are today? As much a penetrating social history as it is engaging fiction, East Side Story tells of the Carnochans, a family whose Scottish forebears establish themselves in New York's textile business during the Civil War. From there they quickly move on to seize prominent positions in the country's top schools and Manhattan's elite firms. As the novel unfolds, family members across the generations recount their stories, illuminating lives steeped in both good fortune and moral jeopardy. From women who outsmart their foolish husbands, to ambitious lawyers who protect the Carnochan name, to the family's artists and writers, all weigh the question that infuses so much of Auchincloss's fiction: what makes for a meaningful life in a family that has so much?
format_category_englewoodBooks
eBook
format_englewoodBook
eBook
id5ddce570-a9e1-cbb4-e926-3918b1ec2768
isbn9780547630601
9780618452446
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b25359782.i74513187EPL FictionAUCHINCLOSS, LOUIS1falsefalseOn Shelfepf
hoopla:MWT11995083Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeBookeBook1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11995083Available Online
itype_englewoodAdult book
last_indexed2020-01-22T10:52:25.406Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_englewoodAUCHINCLOSS, LOUIS
owning_library_englewoodEnglewood Public Library
owning_location_englewoodEnglewood Public Library
primary_isbn9780618452446
publishDate2004
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b25359782BookBooksEnglishHoughton Mifflin, 2004.227 pages ; 22 cm.
hoopla:MWT11995083eBookeBookEnglishHoughton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004.1 online resource
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_englewood
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b25359782.i74513187On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue48, 49, 50, 46, 47
hoopla:MWT11995083Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetDomestic fiction
Electronic books
Historical fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Newport (R.I.) -- Fiction
Rich people -- Fiction
Scottish Americans -- Fiction
Socialites -- Fiction
Upper East Side (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Upper class families -- Fiction
title_displayEast Side story : a novel
title_fullEast Side story : a novel / Louis Auchincloss
East Side story : a novel [electronic resource] / Louis Auchincloss
title_shortEast Side story
title_suba novel
topic_facetElectronic books
Rich people
Scottish Americans
Socialites
Upper class families