Title Profile & Character Information

New England White

Annotation
"Stephen L. Carter returns to the New England university town of Elm Harbor, where 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: 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." Lemaster is an old friend of the president of the United States. Julia was the murdered man's lover years ago. The meeting point of these connections forms the core of a mystery that deepens even as Julia closes in on the politically earth-shattering motive behind the murder."--BOOK JACKET.

Awards
2008  Black Caucus of the America Library Association Award


Author Notes
  Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University.
Characters
NameCarlyle, Lemaster
GenderMale
OccupationUniversity president
TraitsAfrican American
Married
Father

NameCarlyle, Julia
GenderFemale
TraitsAfrican American
Married
Mother

GenreFiction
Domestic
Mystery
Suspense
TopicsAfrican Americans
Husbands and wives
Murder
Race relations
Racism
Family secrets
Past loves
Professors
SettingElm Harbor University
College/University