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The Hopefuls

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
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, DC, a city of idealism, gossip, and complicated friendships among the young aspiring elite.

When Beth arrives in DC, 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 DC and a blazingly honest portrait of a marriage, this is the finest work yet by one of our most beloved writers.

    

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October 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Hopefuls
Author(s): Jennifer Close
ISBN: 1-68324-127-4 / 978-1-68324-127-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Platinum Spotlight Series
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Title: The Better Half: A novel
Author(s): Jennifer Close
ISBN: 1-101-87561-5 / 978-1-101-87561-2 (USA edition)
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July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hopefuls
Author(s): Jennifer Close
ISBN: 0-385-68514-9 / 978-0-385-68514-6 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hopefuls
Author(s): Jennifer Close
ISBN: 0-385-68516-5 / 978-0-385-68516-0 (USA edition)
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hopefuls (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Jennifer Close
ISBN: 1-101-91145-X / 978-1-101-91145-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Hopefuls: A novel
Author(s): Jennifer Close
ISBN: 0-7352-8725-2 / 978-0-7352-8725-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Hopefuls: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Close
Publisher: Random House Audio
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July 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Hopefuls: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Close
Publisher: Random House Audio
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July 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Hopefuls
Author(s): Jennifer Close
Publisher: Bond Street Books
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July 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Hopefuls: A novel
Author(s): Jennifer Close
Publisher: Vintage
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