This Vacant Paradise
Newport, RI 1895 = Newport Beach, CA 1985 – Modern Day House of Mirth
This Vacant Paradise is a searing portrait of a new gilded age, Southern California Style. The novel’s subject matter may seem trivial at first to those familiar with The Housewives of Orange County. However, this is in fact a very fine novel of depth that is nearly perfectly paced with a cast of beautifully realized characters! This is a novel to read and enjoy at the beach or to read and discuss in a 21st century literature course. It’s that good!