The Hopefuls

The Hopefuls

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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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 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.From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Random House Audio, [2016]
New York : Random House Audio, 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780735287266
0735287260
Branch Call Number: PS3603.L68 H67 2016x
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda
digital,rda
1 downloadable audio file (1 sound file (11 hr., 33 min., 34 sec.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Marie, Jorjeana - Narrator

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