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Princes of New York

2.35  ·  Rating Details ·  23 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Tom West, the rumpled, young, headmaster of Christ Church School, loves his job on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and the students and faculty love him right back. But when board member Robert Cattivo—a high-flying real estate magnate who worships Machiavelli and mentored Trump—threatens the integrity of Christ Church, the principled headmaster is thrown into the biggest ...more
Paperback, 346 pages
Published October 29th 2013 by Argo-Navis
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University of Chicago Magazine
Robin Lester, MAT'66, PhD'74
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From the author: "My novel features Tom West, a Chicago PHD and the first non-Ivy, midwestern headmaster of the Upper East Side’s 'Christ Church School' in 350 years. The thirtyish head’s school is considered the hottest in town and thousands of Manhattan parents plot to get their children in. The pressure on Tom increases when a leading national magazine names Christ Church, 'Best Prep School in America.' Tom responds like the history teacher he is—he keeps wel
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Jes
Apr 08, 2014 Jes rated it did not like it
Don't waste your time. Way too long and convoluted for a very simple and boring new York private school/trustee scandal. Too many shallow, indistinguishable characters. Slow-moving, though predictable, completely non-engaging. Could not get into it and such a struggle to finish.
Lynnskrd
Feb 03, 2014 Lynnskrd rated it it was ok
Could've been shorter. Somewhat lacking in suspense. A fine look into concerns of the rich and privileged in a private school.
Emily (Heinlen) Davis
Jan 08, 2014 Emily (Heinlen) Davis rated it it was ok
This book didn't grab my attention. I found it hard to fall into the story or like the characters. Others might enjoy it, but it just wasn't for me.
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Aug 24, 2014 Amy rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, abandoned
Totally unbelievable dialogue, had to stop
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