The Darlings: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 16, 2012 - Fiction - 352 pages
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A Bonfire of the Vanities for our times, by an author who "knows her way around 21st-century wealth and power" (The Wall Street Journal)
Since he married Merrill Darling, daughter of billionaire financier Carter Darling, attorney Paul Ross has grown accustomed to all the luxuries of Park Avenue. But a tragic event is about to catapult the Darling family into the middle of a massive financial investigation and a red-hot scandal. Suddenly, Paul must decide where his loyalties really lie.

Debut novelist Cristina Alger is a former analyst at Goldman Sachs, an attorney, and the daughter of a Wall Street financier. Drawing on her unique insider's perspective, Alger gives us an irresistible glimpse into the highest echelons of New York society—and a fast-paced thriller of epic proportions that powerfully echoes Claire Messud's The Emperor's Children and reads like a fictional Too Big to Fail.


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User Review  - Shedrick Pittman-Hassett - Goodreads

From my blog: In The Darlings, former financial analyst Cristina Alger explores the strength of family loyalty within the context of high society and high finance and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mary Loesch - Goodreads

***I recieved a paperback copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*** I wasn't sure whether or not I would enjoy The Darlings by Cristina Alger, but when the publisher ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Cristina Alger graduated from Harvard College and from New York University Law School. She has worked as an analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co., and as an attorney at Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr. She lives in New York City, where she was born.  Alger is at work on her second novel, coming soon from Pamela Dorman Books/Viking.

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