Uptown

A Novel

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Publisher Description

ENTER THE WORLD OF UPTOWN

Uptown . . . where money rules
Uptown . . . where ambition trumps tradition
Uptown . . . where politics come before everything
Uptown . . . where a family’s secrets will bring them together—or down

After twenty years away, Avery Lyons returns to New York when her mother and uncle suffer a serious car accident. The tragedy brings the family together, but Avery is not happy about the impromptu reunion. She no longer recognizes the Harlem of her childhood, but the same old family dynamics and secrets are all too familiar . . .

Heir to a real estate empire, Dwight is willing to do anything to realize his aging and demanding father’s dream: Dixon Plaza, a luxury high-rise development on Central Park North that will change the face of Harlem forever. There’s only one thing in his way: his cousin Avery has inherited a share of the property. She’s more than willing to sell until a reporter uncovers the truth behind the rumored shady dealings . . .

In Uptown a prominent Harlem family is strained to the breaking point by the high-stakes world of the Manhattan real estate industry, and one woman searches for her identity and the will to forgive. Steamy, provocative, and sexy, Uptown is a turbulent and triumphant read.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
March 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Touchstone
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
6.7
MB

Customer Reviews

KarlaJamaicaT ,

Sufficient

I recently read several DeBerry/Grant titles, and this was the least impressive. However, I am setting the bar high. The writing is excellent and the story was compelling when it wasn't dragging.

I found some of the description excessive which I didn't find to be the case at all in their other novels. Nonetheless, this book is leaps and bounds above most African American literature and I look forward to reading more from these authors.

I should also note that each book seems to have odd typos that are either the result of poor editing or perhaps it's the digital copy that is not working properly? I can't be sure and it's not a big deal, but it's worth noting.

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