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The Hopefuls (Vintage Contemporaries) (edição 2017)

por Jennifer Close (Autor)

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"A brilliantly funny novel about ambition and marriage from the best selling author of Girls in White Dresses, The Better Half tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to D.C., a city of idealism, gossip, and complicated friendships among young Washington's aspiring elite. When Beth arrives in Washington, D.C., she hates everything about it: the confusing traffic circles, the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, the humidity that descends each summer. At dinner parties, guests compare their security clearance levels. They leave their BlackBerrys on the table. They speak in acronyms. And once they realize Beth doesn't work in politics, they smile blandly and turn away. Soon Beth and her husband, Matt, meet a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy and his wife, Ashleigh, and the four become inseparable, coordinating brunch, birthdays, and long weekends away. But as Jimmy's star rises higher and higher, their friendship--and Beth's relationship with Matt--is threatened by jealousy, competition and rumors. A glorious send-up of young D.C. and a blazingly honest portrait of a marriage, this is the finest work yet by one of our most beloved writers"-- "Laced with sly humor and insider detail, Jennifer Close's new novel tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to DC, a city of idealism, ambition and complicated friendships among young Washington's aspiring elite"--… (mais)
Membro:ABarnhill
Título:The Hopefuls (Vintage Contemporaries)
Autores:Jennifer Close (Autor)
Informação:Vintage (2017), Edition: Reprint, 320 pages
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Not sure why I read this when I didn't love Jennifer Close's other novel, Girls in White Dresses. There again is not a lot of plot as much as observations about the lives of the people in the novel and how they gradually change over time. Which is interesting at the end, but can be a slog to get through at times. ( )
  littlemuls | Jan 28, 2021 |
Sweet. Easy read ( )
  shazjhb | Sep 8, 2020 |
Quick, light, engaging read about a young married couple who move to DC from NYC. The novel breezily lays out the DC political scene/lifestyle through the wife's point of view. Overall it is an enjoyable summer read. ( )
  baruthcook | Aug 26, 2020 |
I enjoyed this book very much. The telling of the story was snappy and interesting as were the characters. I listened to the audiobook and the reader - Jorjeana Marie - was so good that it's hard to separate her from the story. I will be looking for more books read by her. ( )
  susandennis | Jun 5, 2020 |
I absolutely LOVED this book. Beth is the perfect narrator for this story, and her skeptical approach to politics set just the right tone for the novel. The setting of DC, and then Texas, created a feeling of knowing, even though I've never been to DC and haven't spent a ton of time in Houston/Sugar Land. It had the right amount of drama and I could not stop reading. ( )
  bookishtexpat | May 21, 2020 |
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Washington is a city of southern efficiency and northern charm. ---JOHN F. KENNEDY
If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. ---HARRY TRUMAN
What Washington needs is adult supervision. ---BARACK OBAMA
Washington is a very easy city for you to forget where you came from and why you got there in the first place. ---HARRY TRUMAN
Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor. ---LADY BIRD JOHNSON
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"A brilliantly funny novel about ambition and marriage from the best selling author of Girls in White Dresses, The Better Half tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to D.C., a city of idealism, gossip, and complicated friendships among young Washington's aspiring elite. When Beth arrives in Washington, D.C., she hates everything about it: the confusing traffic circles, the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, the humidity that descends each summer. At dinner parties, guests compare their security clearance levels. They leave their BlackBerrys on the table. They speak in acronyms. And once they realize Beth doesn't work in politics, they smile blandly and turn away. Soon Beth and her husband, Matt, meet a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy and his wife, Ashleigh, and the four become inseparable, coordinating brunch, birthdays, and long weekends away. But as Jimmy's star rises higher and higher, their friendship--and Beth's relationship with Matt--is threatened by jealousy, competition and rumors. A glorious send-up of young D.C. and a blazingly honest portrait of a marriage, this is the finest work yet by one of our most beloved writers"-- "Laced with sly humor and insider detail, Jennifer Close's new novel tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to DC, a city of idealism, ambition and complicated friendships among young Washington's aspiring elite"--

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