Read-Alikes for ‘Pineapple Street’ by Jenny Jackson | LibraryReads

Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

 Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson (Pamela Dorman Books) is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

Book editor Jackson makes her highly anticipated debut with this exploration of life in the well-connected old money Stockton family, following eldest daughter Darley, who trades her career for motherhood; middle-class Sasha who marries into the family; and the youngest, Georgiana, who works at a nonprofit and is having an affair with her boss. This smart, witty novel puts family and class dynamics on full display as it follows the modern lives of the one-percent in Brooklyn Heights.—LJ Reviews

 The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson (Morrow)

Appeared on the February 2021 LibraryReads list

“This debut novel begins on the eve of the 2008 election at a watch party hosted by Ruth and Xavier. Ruth must soon confess a secret: she had a child as a teenager, but walked away to begin a new life. When she returns to her hometown to sort things out, she begins a friendship with Midnight, a troubled 11-year-old white boy. Their interconnected paths are brilliantly told and explore themes of race, money, pride, and finding your way back home. For fans of Tayari Jones and Jacqueline Woodson.”—Ron Block, Cuyahoga Public Library, Cuyahoga, OH

Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen (Random House)

Appeared on the March 2018 LibraryReads list

“This book really captures contemporary New York, the increasing disparity between the wealthy Manhattanites and those who work for them and live in the outer boroughs, and the obsessive search for parking. The title hits exactly the right tone as ‘alternate side’ has several meanings in this novel.”—Rosemarie Borsody, Lee Library Association, Lee, MA

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (Ecco: HarperCollins)

Appeared on the March 2016 LibraryReads list

“If you think your family is dysfunctional, move over, because here come the Plumbs. Suddenly faced with the dismantling of the nest egg they’ve counted on to solve their financial woes, the four Plumb siblings have to grow up, and fast. But though they all do some terrible things in the name of ambition, there’s something lovable about the Plumbs. You can’t fail to be moved by the beating heart of this novel, which seems to say that family, for good or ill, unites us all.”—Mary Kinser, Whatcom County Library System, Bellingham, WA

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