The Best of Families Author:Ellin Berlin Ellin Berlin was the wife of Irving Berlin, renowned composer and lyricist. This is the lyrical and gentle story of the four Cameron daughters, growing up, marrying and living out their very different lives in the New York and Southampton of the early 20th century. Nell, the youngest, narrates this poignant novel, observing her sisters, their me... more »n, and the other members of her family and the Four Hundred as they move about her in the intricacies of life in fashionable society.
Gliding through a romantic world of wealth and comfort, Nell is witness to the happy marriages, painful decisions, shattering scandals and a lifetime of experiences and memories, many of the beautiful, some heartbreaking, all wistful when viewed in later years.
These haunting remembrances that illuminate the joys and anguishes of the Camerons and their set are also a chronicle of a bittersweet era of Fifth Avenue, old Murray Hill and the Colony Club--a fascinating period now gone forever.« less