Sammy's House by Kristin Gore

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The heroine of Kristin Gore's bestselling inside-the-beltway romp Sammy's Hill returns, and this time the laughs are richer and the stakes are higher -- at home and in the house (the White House, that is)

Samantha Joyce is many things: Health care policy wonk. Hypochondriac. Lover of Japanese Fighting Fish (and of Charlie Lawton, her Washington Post reporter boyfriend). Jumper-to-conclusions. And when all these identities collide -- as they do most days -- the results are always unpredictable.

Sammy's role as an advisor to Vice President Robert Gary (RG for short) has led her down some exciting professional paths, like when she accompanies RG on a trip to India to help open pharmaceutical supply lines, and some troubling ones -- like when the president secretly asks her to plumb those lines to acquire as yet unapproved drugs for his own personal use. Her job interferes with her love life, too, after Charlie is transferred to New York for a huge story just when she's expecting a proposal, and they find that distance combines poorly with Sammy's dedication to her work and her overactive imagination. And then there's the surprising -- though ego-pleasing -- series of passes thrown Sammy's way, culminating in a highly embarrassing photo of a Hollywood hotshot's hand where it doesnt belong, published in the pages of Us Weekly . . .

As the dual crises in Sammy's personal and professional lives come to a head, and her ideals are put to the ultimate test, readers will be flipping pages madly, wondering what might come next. Because in Sammy's house, anything is possible.

 

About Kristin Gore

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Kristin Gore was born in 1977 and graduated from Harvard, where she wrote for the Harvard Lampoon. She has written for several television shows, including Saturday Night Live and Futurama. Her previous novel, Sammy's Hill, will be a Columbia Pictures feature film. She is currently at work on the screenplay. She resides in Los Angeles.
 
Published June 27, 2007 by Hyperion. 400 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Domestic policy advisor Sammy shares a flat with a succession of Japanese fighting fish and puts in 80-hour weeks trying to wrest this great nation’s prescription drug policy from the grip of the pharmaceutical companies and put it in the compassionate hands of her straight-arrow boss.

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Soon after the elder Wye dies, leaving behind an illegitimate presidential half-brother fathered in an assisted-living facility, Sammy witnesses the president being dosed with the experimental Indian drug to counteract his alcoholism.

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Say what you will about Samantha Joyce, the 20-something health policy adviser who rides again in “Sammy’s House” — the second installment in what threatens to become a long-running D.C.

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Publishers Weekly

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This first novel by Al Gore's daughter is a fun, fast read, anchored by likable heroine Samantha Joyce, who spends her days toiling as domestic policy adviser to the noble Ohio senator Robert Gary, while neurotically carving out a social and romantic life.

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The sequel to Gore's debutSammy's Hill (under film development) finds White House aide Samantha ""Sammy"" Joyce, now in her late 20s and suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, still handling crisis after crisis.

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BC Books

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Sammy’s seemingly stable relationship with Washington Post reporter Charlie and focus on her projects for the vice-president makes things a bit more serious (but Sammy still knows when to have some fun).

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USA Today

In the overpopulated category of chick lit, Kristin Gore has pioneered a refreshing and charming variation that might be called "pol lit."First in her 2004 novel Sammy's Hill and now with this month's sequel Sammy's House, the Goracle's middle daughter offers up the romantic and professional adve...

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