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by Stephen L. Carter

  • ISBN: 0375413626
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Stephen L. Carter
  • Subcategory: United States
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Borzoi / Alfred A. Knopf; 1st edition (June 26, 2007)
  • Pages: 556 pages
  • FB2 size: 1233 kb
  • EPUB size: 1877 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
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New England White is a 2007 novel by American author Stephen L. Carter.

New England White is a 2007 novel by American author Stephen L. The book was Carter's second work of fiction, and forms the second part of Carter's Elm Harbor series, following 2002's The Emperor of Ocean Park and preceding 2008's Palace Council.

About New England White. Carter twists the plotlines like pretzels while wryly skewering America’s wealthy intellectual elite.

By Stephen L. By Stephen L. About New England White. Lemaster Carlyle, the president of the country’s most prestigious university, and his wife, Julie, the divinity school’s deputy dean, are America’s most prominent and powerful African American couple. Driving home through a swirling blizzard late one night, the couple skids off the road. Near the sight of their accident they discover a dead body. A testament to formidable storytelling.

The Emperor of Ocean Park. Back channel : a novel, Stephen L. The Violence of Peace: America’s Wars in the Age of Obama. God’s Name in Vain: The Wrongs and Rights of Religion in Politics. pages cm. This is a Borzoi book. ISBN 978-0-385-34960-4 (hardback). eBook ISBN: 978-0-385-34961-1.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading New England White. Featuring the setting and two minor characters from his best-selling debut novel, The Emperor of Ocean Park, Stephen L. Carter has crafted a literary thriller peppered with shrewd observations about wealth, power, race, culture, and politics. Several critics were disappointed with the murder mystery, citing a melodramatic plot with too many characters. However, the Washington Post declared, "Let's be honest: No one should read a Carter novel for the mystery.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. But Stephen Carter pulls it off. At a Smithsonian Book Festival, Professor Carter gave a wise piece of advice to an older member of the audience who asserted that each person who reaches senior age should have at least one book inside of them. This is the 2nd Stephen Carter novel I've read, and I truly enjoyed it. Unlike Palace Council, the story here gets right into the action and doesn't drag along too often.

NEW ENGLAND WHITE by Stephen Carter is a sprawling novel Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught since 1982

NEW ENGLAND WHITE by Stephen Carter is a sprawling novel. There are over a dozen key characters and at least another dozen minor characters  . Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught since 1982. He is the author of the bestselling novel The Emperor of Ocean Park and seven works of non-fiction. He and his family live near New Haven, Connecticut.

From Publishers Weekly. Turpin's reading of Carter's second novel is sublime. In a book where each character's race is important, capturing that fact for the ear alone is a balancing act to be taken quite seriously

From Publishers Weekly. In a book where each character's race is important, capturing that fact for the ear alone is a balancing act to be taken quite seriously. The story opens with a body found on the roadside by Julia Carlyle and her university president husband, Lemaster (both had minor roles in Carter's The Emperor of Ocean Park). It turns out to be an ex-lover of Julia's and a possible blackmailer of Lemaster.

New England White book. The eagerly awaited, electrifying new novel from the author of The Emperor of Ocean Park (Among the most remarkable fiction debuts in recent years. A rip-roaring entertainment. When The Emperor of Ocean Park was published, Time Out declared: Carter does for members of the contemporary black upper class what Henry James did for Washington Square society, taking us into their drGlobe).

Stephen L. Carter’s second novel revolves around a wealthy and successful black family.

Black and White and Dead All Over.

Relentlessly suspenseful, galvanizing in its exploration of the profound difference between allegiance to ideas and to people, New England White is a resounding confirmation of Stephen Carter's gifts as a writer of fiction. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Black and White and Dead All Over. The Double Bind: A Novel. marient 5Go to marient 5's profile.

The eagerly awaited, electrifying new novel from the author of The Emperor of Ocean Park (“Among the most remarkable fiction debuts in recent years . . . A rip-roaring entertainment”—The Boston Globe).When The Emperor of Ocean Park was published, Time Out declared: “Carter does for members of the contemporary black upper class what Henry James did for Washington Square society, taking us into their drawing rooms and laying their motives bare.” Now, with the same powers of observation, and the same richness of plot and character, Stephen L. Carter returns to the New England university town of Elm Harbor, where a murder begins to crack the veneer that has hidden the racial complications of the town’s past, the secrets of a prominent family, and the most hidden bastions of African-American political influence.At the center: Lemaster Carlyle, the university president, and his wife, Julia Carlyle, a deputy dean at the divinity school—African Americans living in “the heart of whiteness.” Lemaster is an old friend of the president of the United States. Julia was the murdered man’s lover years ago. The meeting point of these connections forms the core of a mystery that deepens even as Julia closes in on the politically earth-shattering motive behind the murder.Relentlessly suspenseful, galvanizing in its exploration of the profound difference between allegiance to ideas and to people, New England White is a resounding confirmation of Stephen Carter’s gifts as a writer of fiction.
Reviews about New England White: A Novel (7):
Cildorais
Having read the third book first and then the first, I found this one not nearly as concise and strongly written. About half way through I remarked that this second one could have been better offered as a short story. It needed editing. I found the characters not nearly as clearly defined as in the other two novels . They were mesmerizing and difficult to put down. This one was not nearly so. Had I read it before the third, I wouldn't have gone on to what I believe is the author's tour de force with the first coming in a strong second. This one whines and winds itself into a convoluted story the reader loses interest in following. I do enjoy following his characters in more detail from book to book but this one tried too hard with too much.
Tygokasa
After reading The Emperor of Ocean Park I was exited to get back into another mysteries twisted book by the Stephen carter. I thought the book was a little long and took two attempts for me to get going. Once I got going I was interested but got tiered and just wanted it to finish. overly detailed and unnecessarily wordy, and some of the actions were out there to say the least. probably wont read another carter book for another two years; need to rest my eyes.
mIni-Like
In searching around for an intricate mystery, I found this one. I had read The Emperor of Ocean Park years ago and remembered how Carter could pen a tale. Both novels are remarkably detailed and complex. The moment one feels she has solved the mystery, in reading further she soon discovers she's wrong, that, in fact there's another twist in the story. I think Carter is courageous in exposing the lives of the black elite. The very idea of such a group seems a threat to blacks,whites and others. I want to give this work a rating of four and a half stars, if allowed. My only reluctance to giving five stars is the length. This was a long book
JUST DO IT
Somehow, being an academic legal scholar and a writer of fiction, seem incompatible. But Stephen Carter pulls it off. At a Smithsonian Book Festival, Professor Carter gave a wise piece of advice to an older member of the audience who asserted that each person who reaches senior age should have at least one book inside of them. Professor Carter responded affirmatively but warned that is not the issue: the challenge is getting that book out of oneself.
Quynaus
This is the best, or at least a tie with The Impeachment of Lincoln. If you enjoyed The Emperor of Ocean Park, you will love this book. Carter's books are keepers for the library--to be read and reread.
Thiama
I read this book as part of my monthly book club reading. I must admit, for the first 2 weeks, I kept falling asleep trying to plod through the first 200 or so pages. Nevertheless, I was determined to get through it, and I did. I understand wanting to develop the characters and background for the reader, but this text was done to the point of being tedious and could have been written with far less detail at the beginning. In addition, some of the language seemed inappropriate for a work of fiction and sometimes left me feeling disconnected with the characters and sometimes the plot. Overall, the suspense was there, and that is what kept me persevering to the end of this 600+ page novel (oh, and none of my other book club members were able to get past the first 2 chapters, but they were enlightened by my synopsis of the book during our meeting). As far as a recommendation - this is not a quick nor easy read. Because I did appreciate the text once I got to the end, I considered purchasing another book by this author with a similar theme; that is, until I read that it, too, contained 600+ pages. I'll pass for now.
Malhala
I enjoyed reading New England White, however it was extremely long and at times laborious with unnecessary description. I also found the clues the author provided to solve the mystery were a stretch for the average reader to decipher. Many of the relationships were a stretch as well. I felt the story was more a fantasy of Stephen Carter not a fictitious account of well to do black people (the darker nation). Looking at the work as a mysterious fantasy it was a interesting read.
This is the 2nd Stephen Carter novel I've read, and I truly enjoyed it. Unlike Palace Council, the story here gets right into the action and doesn't drag along too often. Lots of twists and turns, possibly predictable in some aspects to a very careful reader, but it was a fun ride to the end for this reader. It has made me consider dividing into another novel by this author, and keeping him on my must-read list.

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