Reviews of The Last Castle

Reviews of The Last Castle:

“Ms. Kiernan’s research is prodigious … The Last Castle, with its engaging narrative and array of detail, allows us to pay a visit without discomfort and with all the pleasure of a stroll through one of American history’s more stately pleasure domes.”

The Wall Street Journal


“Part diary, part journalism, part social critique, the book’s broad narrative humanizes the rich and effectively characterizes an era.” 

Washington Independent Review of Books


The book’s vitality lies in the details she reveals about the architects, writers, artists and peers of the Vanderbilts who spent time at Biltmore.”

The New York Times