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Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win by Jo Piazza is a story about a woman running for Senate. Yep, I’m all in with that.
So, something you should know about me—I’m a political junkie. While my current journalism job doesn’t involve covering elections, I have covered it in the past. There’s nothing like Election Day in a newsroom, all the cliches you’re thinking of are true (non-stop coffee and then pizza, staying up in the late morning hours, watching the numbers come in and then writing the story in rapid pace). Since then, I’ve been obsessed with not only election nights but campaigns.
As such, I can’t wait to read Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win.
Here’s the synopsis:
[blockquote align=”none” author=””]Charlotte Walsh is running for Senate in the most important race in the country during a midterm election that will decide the balance of power in Congress. Still reeling from a presidential election that shocked and divided the country and inspired by the chance to make a difference, she’s left behind her high-powered job in Silicon Valley and returned, with her husband Max and their three young daughters, to her downtrodden Pennsylvania hometown to run in the Rust Belt state.
Once the campaign gets underway, Charlotte is blindsided by just how dirty her opponent is willing to fight, how harshly she is judged by the press and her peers, and how exhausting it becomes to navigate a marriage with an increasingly ambivalent and often resentful husband. When the opposition uncovers a secret that could threaten not just her campaign but everything Charlotte holds dear, she has to decide just how badly she wants to win and at what cost.
A searing, suspenseful story of political ambition, marriage, class, sexual politics, and infidelity, Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win is an insightful portrait of what it takes for a woman to run for national office in America today. In a dramatic political moment like no other with more women running for office than ever before, Jo Piazza’s novel is timely, engrossing, and perfect for readers on both sides of the aisle.[/blockquote]
With the mid-terms fast approaching, this is the ideal time to read this one.
Check back soon for a review!