An evocative and rollicking read, part social history, part hothouse mystery, part grand guignol.
The Daily Beast
Empty Mansions is a dazzlement and a wonder... This is an enchanting journey into the mysteries of the mind, a true-to-life exploration of strangeness and delight.Pat Conroy
Empty Mansions reveals this mysterious family in sumptuous detail.John Berendt
An amazing story of profligate wealth, one so wild that 'American aspiration' doesn't begin to describe its excesses . . . An outsized tale of rags-to-riches prosperity
The New York Times
Empty Mansions is at once an engrossing portrait of a forgotten American heiress and a fascinating meditation on the crosswinds of extreme wealth. Hugely entertaining and well researched, Empty Mansions is a fabulous read.Amanda Foreman