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Uptown: A Novel
by Virginia Deberry and Donna Grant

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    List Price: $21.99
    Format: Paperback, 331 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9781439137765
    Imprint: Touchstone
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
    Parent Company: CBS Corporation
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    Book Description:
    ENTER THE WORLD OF UPTOWN

    Uptown . . . where money rules
    Uptown . . . where ambition trumps tradition
    Uptown . . . where politics come before everything
    Uptown . . . where a family’s secrets will bring them together—or down

    After twenty years away, Avery Lyons returns to New York when her mother and uncle suffer a serious car accident. The tragedy brings the family together, but Avery is not happy about the impromptu reunion. She no longer recognizes the Harlem of her childhood, but the same old family dynamics and secrets are all too familiar . . .

    Heir to a real estate empire, Dwight is willing to do anything to realize his aging and demanding father’s dream: Dixon Plaza, a luxury high-rise development on Central Park North that will change the face of Harlem forever. There’s only one thing in his way: his cousin Avery has inherited a share of the property. She’s more than willing to sell until a reporter uncovers the truth behind the rumored shady dealings . . .

    In Uptown a prominent Harlem family is strained to the breaking point by the high-stakes world of the Manhattan real estate industry, and one woman searches for her identity and the will to forgive. Steamy, provocative, and sexy, Uptown is a turbulent and triumphant read.

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