“The White Rose is such a deeply satisfying read, the kind we have missed and longed for: a real story peopled by intriguing characters behaving badly in the most gratifying and acutely witty ways. Every sentence sparkles and every dilemma entertains.” (Elinor Lipman)

“This is a great love story – tender, sophisticated, perverse, drenched in feeling. Jean Hanff Korelitz has a sharp eye for the social workings of modern Manhattan and the backgrounds are utterly convincing. But she also knows how to talk about love in all its unexpected varieties with verve and sympathy. She joins sensuality to worldliness, frivolity to deep seriousness – and she manages to talk about all the gripping topics of our day, including race, wealth, aging and our historical legacy. This is a book that will appeal to every reader.” (Edmund White)



“Deliciously cutting social satire, with bittersweet observations on growing older. She shows us that modern love, like a satisfying read, is never predictable, but always worth the risk.”


“The belief that love always involves sacrifice and is wroth the sacrifice it demands drives this warm, worldly novel. Even when their own comfort is at stake, Korelitz’s characters succumb to generous impulses, making this a satisfying, emotionally rich read.”


“Incisive and urbane…it harks back to the gender confusions of Shakespeare’s comedies while adding some surprising contemporary twists.”


“Korelitz’s latest novel is a sophisticated tale of love triangles, subterfuge, and secrets….a reimagining of the Strauss opera Der Rosenkavalier, this work is a heady bloom, ripe with unlikely yet rewarding elements of romance.”


“A modern-day Rosenkavalier, as atmospherically situated among Manhattan’s affluent Jewish elite as the Strauss opera was among Vienna’s aristocrats….Elegant and melancholy yet surprisingly optimistic, warmed by full-bodied characterizations and expert delineation of complex emotions.”


“…an insightful, sensitive, and poignant romance.”