The Guest Book
Pub: May 7, 2019
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Postmistress comes a novel that is The Hours meets The Forsyte Saga, centering on a love affair between the daughter of an American dynasty and an upstart trying to break into polite society. Following three generations of an old money family that has run out of its money but not the firm sense of its place or power, The Guest Book weaves between the 30s, the 50s and the present, tracing the past mistakes and betrayals that ripple down through time, ambitiously examining the racism and power structures embedded in the U.S. for centuries. Brimming with gorgeous writing and bitterly accurate social criticism, The Guest Book is a literary tour de force about the histories we inherit and the ways we blindly pass the past inside us on––until we see the history that lies in the cracks between.