|A smart and slyly funny tale of love, temptation, confusion, and commitment, "The Innocents" is a generous and deeply satisfying look at a close-knit society in which one young man''s pre-wedding panic illuminates the universal conflict between responsibility and passion.|
From the Publisher:
As he prepares for his wedding to Rachel Gilbert, the girl he has been with for 12 years, 28-year-old Adam Newman begins to question everything when Rachel's fiercely independent and beautiful young cousin moves home from New York, offering him a liberation he never knew existed.
"Inspired by THE AGE OF INNOCENCE, Segal's book is warmer, funnier, and paints a more dynamic and human portrait of a functional community that is a wonderful juxtaposition to Wharton's cold social strata in Gilded Age New York." (starred review) 03/05/2012 "Segal . . . writes with engaging warmth." - Lisa Schwarzbaum 06/01/2012