Happy Endings

Sally Quinn, Author Simon & Schuster $21.5 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-64941-8
Quinn's insightful and dramatic follow-up to Regrets Only is an addictive Washington, D.C.-based soap opera with bestseller potential. Sadie Grey, the vulnerable and manipulative widow of U.S. President Rosey Grey, tells handsome journalist Desmond Shaw--with whom she spent many a stolen White House moment--that he, not Rosey, fathered her young son. Des, however, plans to marry old love Allison Sterling, a competitive newswoman just appointed to a prominent post at a heretofore male-dominated daily paper. While the sticky paternity matter remains unresolved, Allison masterfully quashes chauvinism in the workplace and learns she is pregnant; Sadie teaches lovable-but-tacky new First Lady Blanche Osgood the dos and don'ts of politicking and falls for an AIDS researcher/physician whose Jewish faith and wife prove to be stumbling blocks. Quinn dexterously pens passionate interludes, verbal sparring matches and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the White House and the newsroom, although the abundant crises and lovelorn soliloquies here may prove too maudlin for more discriminating tastes. Literary Guild main selection. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 11/04/1991
Release date: 11/01/1991
Mass Market Paperbound - 10 pages - 978-0-345-37802-6
Hardcover - 862 pages - 978-0-7927-1378-4
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-0-671-76946-8
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