The co-op board, rich as clotted cream, sips gin in the afternoons and devises ways to keep out anyone deemed "inappropriate". Stifled resentments come to a head when some suspect the board of more discrimination toward prospective buyers than might be legal.
"Battles of race, religion, and ideology give an edge to this cozy chronicle....A warmhearted, generously imagined New York story. (Publishers Weekly)"Leff's debut has all the elements of an Austenian novel of manners." (Village Voice)