Lemaster Carlyle, the president of the country's most prestigious university, and his wife, Julie, the divinity school's deputy dean, are America's...more
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. less
"New England White" is a great literary mystery. Secondary and tertiary Characters from "The Emperor of Ocean Park" are brought into second book as primary characters. Highly recommended. You can read both books in either order, "New England White" stands alone, or as a companion to "The Emperor of Ocean Park."
Mr. Carter is an amazing writer. This story keeps you involved and transfixed from the beginning. I could not put the book down.I also like how Mr. Carter combines education, religion, and politics into this story. The intrigue and mystery is truly the best.