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Publisher Description

Passion, infidelity, social climbing, and one very special white rose weave a seductive narrative in this intelligent and tender novel.

At forty-eight, Marian Kahn, a professor of history at Columbia, has reached a comfortable perch. Married, wealthy, and the famed discoverer of the eighteenth-century adventuress, Lady Charlotte Wilcox, she ought to be content. Instead, she is horrified to find herself profoundly in love with twenty-six-year-old Oliver, the son of her eldest friend. When Marian's cousin, the snobbish Barton, announces his engagement to Sophie, a graduate student in Marian's department, Marian, Oliver, and Sophie find their lives woefully entangled, and their hearts turned in unfamiliar directions. All three of them will learn that love may seldom be straightforward, but it's always a gift.

From the West Village to the Upper East Side, from the Hamptons to Millbrook, THE WHITE ROSE is at once a nuanced and affectionate reimagining of Strauss's beloved opera, Der Rosenkavalier, and a mesmerizing novel of our own time and place.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
March 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Grand Central Publishing
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Ulysmo ,

Reprint!

This is not a new book by this author. It was published in 2004. I read it years ago.

Edithwhartonfan ,

Pass

I should have read the first few chapters before actually purchasing this ridiculous book. The first chapter was mildly intriguing. By the second chapter I felt like I was watching a cheesy sitcom comedy alongside an unamused, slightly embarrassed audience. From the absurdly polarized, superficially developed characters to the trite dialogue and quotidian setting, this story is fit for a puppet show at best.

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