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Daily Archives: July 25, 2016

Book Club Monday

I started reading a book that I cannot put down.  The Hopefuls, A Novel, by Jennifer Close is so great and perfect for some light summer beach reading.  The story goes like this:

A brilliantly funny novel about ambition and marriage from the best-selling author of Girls in White Dresses, The Hopefuls tells
the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political
dreams to Washington, D.C., a city of idealism, gossip, and complicated
friendships among the young aspiring elite.

When Beth arrives
in 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 brunches, birthdays, and long weekends away.
But as Jimmy’s star rises higher and higher, the couples’ 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.  Summary

To buy this book, click HERE