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Product Number: Z100094183
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481580694
Narrator/s: Anna Fields
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"You're in a slump." Nick Lasseter's boss is talking about his job performance as a reporter for the Waterloo Weekly, but he might as well be talking about Nick's whole life. His current assignment, a profile of a legendary liberal ex-congressman, is in trouble even before the subject abruptly dies. When Nick grudgingly agrees to write a piece about a rising female Republican legislator, he stumbles onto a political fight in which the good guys and bad guys start to seem interchangeable. Then, when he gets involved with the late congressman's confidante, it seems that not even the deceased can be relied on to stick to their stories. Some things never change: the moral ambiguity of practical politics, and the hilarious cluelessness of young men in love.

Author(s): Karen Olsson
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2006

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Author(s): Karen Olsson
Product Number EB00102496
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429930529

Professional reviews

"Anna Fields gives another in a string of fine performances. Karen Olsson's novel about reporter Nick Lasseter is a light story of political intrigue amid characters who never fully grasp the difference between right and wrong. At the center is Lasseter, whose reporting leads him to a Congressional confidante, with whom he becomes intimately involved. Through it all, Fields reads with a keen sense of character and a superb sense of timing. She is also adept at making each character seem charming, funny, or serious, as needed, without losing focus on the novel's plot, thus making this Texas story a pleasant diversion that will surely appeal to most listeners. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"

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