Monday, July 25, 7:30 PM
Book launch: Jennifer Close presents The Hopefuls
In conversation with J. Courtney Sullivan
Wine reception to follow
Jennifer Close, the bestselling author of Girls in White Dresses, launches her brilliantly funny novel about ambition and marriage at Greenlight. 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. Inspired by her own exodus from New York to the nation’s capital, Close’s novel is a glorious send-up of young DC and a blazingly honest portrait of a marriage. Close talks about her book and contemporary urban life with J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Commencement, Maine, and The Engagements, followed by a wine reception.