Aside from myths, folklore, and spooky tales of haunted haunts in the city, New York was, for many, a scary place at the turn of the 20th century. Caleb Carr’s 1994 novel The Alienist uncovered these horrors in a fictional tale depicting a gruesome string of murders on the Lower East Side in 1896.
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” These wise words by William Shakespeare are just one of the 37 reflections offered in Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave’s latest book, Love & Wisdom (Giles), out this month.
Released just in time for Labor Day Weekend, The Other Woman (Macmillan) by Sandie Jones is equal parts psychological thriller and juicy romantic beach novel that the New York Times book review calls “whiplash inducing.” Jones sets up the perfect love store: Girl (Emily Havistock) meets guy (Adam Banks) at a networking event for her illustrious London job, and the two instantly hit it off. Despite a rocky relationship past, Emily takes the leap with Adam, only to find he is “involved” with another woman.
Romantic fiction needs a women’s touch to drive the narrative.
Martha Stewart and Kevin Sharkey celebrated the publication of their new book Martha’s Flowers with a private event at Madison Avenue’s Ralph Lauren on April 26.
Real Lace Revisited: Inside the Hidden World of America’s Irish Aristocracy is a re-visitation (part tribute, part update) of Stephen Birmingham’s much-loved Real Lace.
Martha Stewart and co-author Kevin Sharkey hosted a luncheon at Christie’s on March 8 to celebrate their new book, and preview the Peggy and David Rockefeller Collection.