Cohen, Paula. New York: St. Martin’s Press (2002). First Edition. viii, 357 pp. Inscribed by the author. Top edges bumped. Contents clean and tight. “Smart, tender, witty and titillatingly libidinous, Cohen’s debut fiction is a credit to the genre of the historical novel. Set in 1894 in the eponymous Manhattan enclave at a time when Mrs. Astor ruled New York society, the novel boasts vivid characters, both sublime and nasty, and a sly and absorbing plot embroidered with period details.” – PW Book: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Very Good.