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Meg Says Read This: The Hopefuls

A few weeks ago it felt like the beautiful cover of The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close was popping up all over social media. Then it appeared on the New Releases page of my public library’s website. 566 more words

Meg Says

The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close

I am not entirely sure why I read this book? It was recommended somewhere, probably on Vulture, and something about the description made me add it to my list of library requests? 243 more words



People who have made a more hopeless mess of their lives than the two couples in Jennifer Close’s novel, The Hopefuls, would be difficult to find.  145 more words

Book Reviews

A worthy successor: The Hopefuls

Full disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Penguin Random House of Canada in exchange for an honest review.

Today we’re looking at much lighter fare than the other day. 398 more words

Retail politics and middle America charm give The Hopefuls solid, though cliched footing as a summer read

The Hopefuls
By Jennifer Close
Bond Street Books
320 pp; $29.95

Yes we can. Let’s talk about a summer fiction release without employing the words “beach read.” 937 more words


'The Hopefuls' Is a Timely Look at Political Power Couples

When I snagged an advance copy of Jennifer Close’s The Hopefuls at BEA this year, I wasn’t sure that a political novel—albeit a funny one—was going to be high on my summer reading list. 1,019 more words