Elm Harbor

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 357 ratings

The Emperor of Ocean Park Publisher's Summary

Set in the era of the Nixon and Reagan presidencies, this novel examines the American conscience while inviting us into the glittering world of the East Coast legal community. Stephen L. Carter's book follows black Ivy League law professor Talcott Garland as he investigates the death of his father, Judge Oliver Garland, the eponymous "Emperor."

When Judge Garland received a Supreme Court nomination, a nationally televised humiliation forced his withdrawal, a scandal from which he never recovered. Now his sudden death hints at an even more terrible scandal that links this privileged Martha's Vineyard family to the shadowlands of crime. To follow the clues left by his father, Tal risks everything, and uncovers a tapestry of ambition, family secrets, and justice gone terribly wrong.

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  • Book 1

    • The Emperor of Ocean Park

    • By: Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 26 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    Set in the era of the Nixon and Reagan presidencies, this novel examines the American conscience while inviting us into the glittering world of the East Coast legal community. Stephen L. Carter's book follows black Ivy League law professor Talcott Garland as he investigates the death of his father, Judge Oliver Garland, the eponymous "Emperor."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not a bad book but where was the editor?

    • By Maria on 04-23-04

    Regular price: $54.60

  • Book 2

    • New England White

    • A Novel
    • By: Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 22 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    In the New England university town of Elm Harbor, a murder begins to crack the veneer that has hidden the racial complications of the town's past, the secrets of a prominent family, and the most hidden bastions of African-American political influence. At the center is Lemaster Carlyle, the university president, and his wife, Julia Carlyle, a deputy dean at the divinity school - African Americans living in "the heart of whiteness".

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Uninspiring

    • By Tom Ross on 09-24-08

    Regular price: $47.93

  • Book 3

    • Palace Council

    • By: Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    In the summer of 1952, 20 prominent men gather at a secret meeting on Martha's Vineyard and devise a plot to manipulate the President of the United States. Soon after, the body of one of these men is found by Eddie Wesley, Harlem's rising literary star. When Eddie's younger sister mysteriously disappears, Eddie and the woman he loves, Aurelia Treene, are pulled into what becomes a 20-year search for the truth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Read!

    • By Anders on 02-25-13

    Regular price: $43.93