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The Resource The hopefuls, Jennifer Close

The hopefuls, Jennifer Close

Label
The hopefuls
Title
The hopefuls
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Close
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
Summary
"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"--
Theme
Tone
Writing style
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10494600
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Close, Jennifer
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Married people
  • Political culture
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Manners and customs
  • Married people
  • Political culture
  • Washington (D.C.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The hopefuls, Jennifer Close
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn935053381
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781101875612
Lccn
2015048796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026238114
System control number
(OCoLC)935053381
Label
The hopefuls, Jennifer Close
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn935053381
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781101875612
Lccn
2015048796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026238114
System control number
(OCoLC)935053381

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