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The Candidate's Wife: A Novel
Paving the way for her husband's political ambition, Kate Goodspeed has always been able to bury secrets before they could erupt into scandal. Now, as Luke runs for the highest office in the land, Kate worries that all she cherishes in the world will be destroyed, if one devastating truth is revealed.
Hardcover, 347 pages
Published by Simon & Schuster
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Here's what happened in the 54 pages I read (out of less than 350 in the book total): The titular candidate's wife eats some eggs for breakfast. The candidate gives a speech - described in a paragraph or two - and then goes for a jog. I yawn mightily. The candidate's daughter wants to give a speech at a breakfast, but she can't because there isn't enough time. I get bored and my attention starts drifting. The candidate's wife takes a car ride. They get on a plane and land at an airport. I realiz ...more
I found this book very interesting. The issues that came up during the campaign were the same ones or very similar to those I remembered from actual candidates over recent years. The difficulties for couples and families when involved in a campaign for a major political office were well portrayed, especially the lack of family time and privacy and the control exerted by the campaign manager over every thought and action of the candidate, his spouse, and family members during the long, exhausting ...more