Pineapple Street: A GMA Book Club Pick (A Novel)

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The Stockton family is New York royalty, with their residences situated on the “fruit streets” of Brooklyn. Cord Stockton and his wife Sasha move into the family home on Pineapple Street, which is more like a museum full of expensive yet hideous furnishings. Sasha challenges Cord to forge a new family legacy, but he is hesitant to disappoint his parents and sisters, Darley and Georgiana. Several scenes throughout the novel display ego, elitism, and privilege, but there are also moments of self-discovery and small doses of reality.

Reading this book felt like watching rich people behaving badly. I loved to hate Georgiana, most of the time she was insufferable and spoiled. The dynamic between Sasha and her husband Cord displayed the classist tension that may arise when family money is introduced into a marriage. I felt for Sasha’s inability to immerse herself into her new family, and the harsh treatment she endured from the Stockton women. Darley was relatable in her motherhood struggles, though she faltered when her shiny life was almost uprooted.

The book contained more entertaining scenes than substantive plot, yet plenty of drama unfolded throughout. This was a fun and easy read!

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Author Jenny Jackson
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Penguin Publishing Group
Publish Date 07-Mar-2023
ISBN 9780593490693 Buy this Book
Issue May 2023
Category Popular Fiction