An excellent collection of 12 previously unpublished stories display the author's usual precision and ease, wit and moral scrupulousness.
Kirkus Reviews, Starred
This elegant new collection continues [Auchincloss's] unflinching examination of New York's wealthy socialite class.
Auchincloss has a talent for pulling the curtain back on perfection, for peering behind the sublime facade.
The Seattle Times
There is enormous pleasure and insight to be derived from [Auchincloss'] work Philadelphia Inquirer
[Auchincloss's] old-fashioned sensibility remains charming, even refreshing in an era of literati hipsters.
Los Angeles Times
These stories entertain and sometimes truly reward the reader.
New York Sun
About the Author
Louis Auchincloss was honored in the year 2000 as a “Living Landmark” by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. During his long career he wrote more than sixty books, including the story collection Manhattan Monologues and the novel The Rector of Justin. The former president of the Academy of Arts and Letters, he resided in New York City until his death in January 2010.