Jennifer Close - The Hopefuls

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

If you’ve been around Washington long enough, you may not notice all the acronyms or the lively discussions about security clearances—even the summer humidity may cease to make an impression. But for Beth, a newcomer to D.C., all this grates. The wife of an up-and-coming politico, Beth takes an instant dislike to the city. Things get better as she and her husband find another young political couple to socialize with, but as the friends’ star rises ever higher, Beth faces new tensions in her marriage. As sharply observed, candid, and funny as Close’s Girls in White Dresses and The Smart One, this novel is a vivid and insightful portrait of both a city and a marriage.

Close will be in conversation with Tayla Burney, a producer on The Kojo Nnamdi Show.

This event is part of the WAMU in Your Bookstore Series.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
The Hopefuls: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781101875612
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf - July 19th, 2016

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