New England White

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2007 - Fiction - 555 pages
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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. To her horror, Julia recognizes the body as a prominent academic and one of her former lovers. In the wake of the death, the icy veneer of their town Elm Harbor, a place Julie calls "the heart of whiteness," begins to crack, having devastating consequences for a prominent local family and sending shock waves all the way to the White House.

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User Review  - Marzia22 - LibraryThing

Decent political thriller. Lots of twists and turns and unlikely events mixed in with real events spanning 1952-1976. Never really cared about any of the characters. I had the feeling that the book was written to be made into a movie rather than to be a good novel. Weak ending. Read full review

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User Review  - pinkcrayon99 - LibraryThing

Edward "Eddie" Wesley Jr. is an award winning author and journalist who is trying to uncover the inner workings of a secret society, locate his missing sister, and win the heart of the woman he loves ... Read full review

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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 best-selling novel The Emperor of Ocean Park, and seven acclaimed nonfiction books, including The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion and Civility: Manner, Morals, and the Etiquette of Democracy. He and his family live near New Haven, Connecticut.

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