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Palm Beach : a novel

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First edition.

When they both start working for billionaire Cecil Stone and his wife in Palm Beach, New York transplants Rebecca and Mickey become fixtures in the Forbes-list family until Rebecca uncovers a shocking secret that forces her to make a difficult decision.
"Living in a tiny Queens apartment, Rebecca and her husband, Mickey, are struggling thirty-something New Yorkers -- he's an actor who makes his living catering, and she's a freelance journalist. What they can't provide materially for their baby son, they make up for in affection. But everything changes when Mickey's offered a sweet deal managing the household of a multimillionaire Democratic donor in sunny Palm Beach. They've barely unpacked their bags when Mickey is approached by venture capitalist Cecil Stone with a rival offer for an estate-manager position. Rebecca, a writer whose beat is economic inequality, is initially horrified: she pillories ruthless businessmen like Stone. But it's double the salary. After Mickey takes the job, no one is more surprised than Rebecca when she starts to grow close to Cecil's wife, and when a medical crisis hits, it's the older couple who comes to Rebecca and Mickey's rescue, using their influence and wealth to avert a catastrophe. As Rebecca and Mickey become increasingly dependent on their problematic benefactors, their young marriage starts to show cracks. But all is not what it seems in this Forbes-list household : when Rebecca discovers a showing secret about the Stones, she will have to decide how many compromises she's willing to make. Exploring the painful divide between the haves and have-nots and the seductive lure of extreme wealth, Palm Beach offers both a sensitive family portrait and a scorching take on power, status, and deception." --

Available copies

  • 3 of 5 copies available at Westchester Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Yonkers Public Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library.

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0 current holds with 5 total copies.
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Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library FIC Adkins (Text)
New Fiction
31035710060863
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