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Praise for Pineapple Street

Pineapple Street is that rarest of gifts—a novel you don’t want to put down for anything. Transporting and laugh-out-loud funny, this intergenerational story is a perfect tale for our times.”
—J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author of Friends and Strangers

“In this vibrant and hilarious debut, Jenny Jackson has taken a familiar tale—siblings, family money, competing interests—and given it fresh life. What binds the book together so wonderfully is Jackson’s keen understanding of the beauty and difficulty of belonging, of how our desires can clash with our inherited narrative and what happens to the people we love when we need to rewrite the story. Pineapple Street is riveting, timely, hugely entertaining and brimming with truth.” 
—Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest and Good Company

“Set in the windy, sun-dappled streets of Brooklyn Heights, Pineapple Street is a portrait of a NY family strait-jacketed by their own wealth that is at once searing, hilarious and poignant.”
—Miranda Cowley Heller, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Paper Palace

“Full of witty and caustic observations about a privileged class of New Yorkers, Pineapple Street is a sharp and juicy satire.” 
—Nita Prose, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maid 


“A delight to read from start to finish, Jenny Jackson’s Pineapple Street is a cancel-all-plans kind of book. Utterly addicting, big-hearted and affecting, and full of delicious details, Jackson lets us into an outrageous world of generational wealth and privilege through the eyes of three fallible yet lovable women navigating the complexities of life on the inside. If I could have put this novel on a drip straight into my veins, I would have!”
—Ashley Audrain, New York Times bestselling author of The Push


“Nothing beats a story told this well.... I could not stop laughing at this hilarious insider’s view of Brooklyn Heights WASPs. Truly the smartest and most deliciously fun novel I’ve read in ages.”

—Kevin Kwan, New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians

“I loved Pineapple Street. The characters are complex and engaging and their stories bring a particular slice of New York magically alive. So wise, emotionally honest, and such fun!"

—Helen Fielding, #1 bestselling author of Bridget Jones’s Diary

“I devoured Pineapple Street. Jackson's writing brims with wit and warmth. Her characters are deliciously flawed and, at the same time, loveable and compelling. Her observations about family, money, class, and love are spot on....[A] messy, hilarious and ultimately relatable family story.”
Cristina Alger, New York Times bestselling author of Girls Like Us

“I sucked it down like a milkshake… My favorite part of the novel was the heart. All the characters mess up, but make amends. They TRY. And they keep trying.”

—Helen Ellis, author of Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light 

“Pineapple Street might be the Edith Wharton novel for our times…Wise, funny, tender, and utterly relatable.”
—Susie Yang, New York Times bestselling author of White Ivy


“If you’re in search of the fiction trifecta – a captivating story that’s masterfully constructed, vividly peopled, and crisply written – look no further. Jenny Jackson’s Pineapple Street is pure reading pleasure, hilarious, big-hearted, and full of emotional truths. It’s the kind of novel you hope will never end.”—Adrienne Brodeur, New York Times bestselling author of Wild Game

“Jenny Jackson has written a lovely, absorbing, acutely observed novel about class, money and love. These are the themes of Henry James and Jane Austen, but they are observed with a fresh eye and a contemporary voice. Who wouldn’t want to read Pineapple Street?”—Nick Hornby, New York Times bestselling author of Just Like You

“I’m not sure which is bigger: Pineapple Street’s heart or its humor. It’s smart and surprising and, yes, scrumptious. I devoured it. I can’t recall the last time I read a novel that was both this heartwarming and this hilarious. One word of advice: clear your calendar before you start reading. You won’t stop until you’ve finished. It is, pure and simple, a treasure.”
—Chris Bohjalian, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant and The Lioness

“I was entranced by Pineapple Street. Smart and complex, rich and gorgeous, this novel drew me in from page one. Both an escape into the lives of the fabulously wealthy and a bittersweet examination of family and heartbreak, Jenny Jackson's debut left me eagerly awaiting whatever magic she conjures next.”
—Amanda Eyre Ward, New York Times bestselling author of The Lifeguards

“A wealthier cousin of Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's The Nest… a comedy of manners charting the fates of the Stockton siblings and their spouses, circling around the house where they grew up in Brooklyn Heights… Jackson has a deft hand with all the passive-aggressive interactions that are so common in family life, perhaps particularly in this socio-economic stratum. She knows her party themes, her tennis clubs, her silent auctions, and her WASP family dynamics. Rich-people jokes, cultural acuity, and entertaining banter keep this novel moving at a sprightly pace. A remarkably enjoyable visit… as close to crazy rich WASPs as WASPs can get.” –Kirkus Reviews

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