Girls Forever Brave and True Author:Caryl Rivers There are three women in a town where the games are organized by men, but they are determined to play and win. Their Washington D.C., is one rarely seen: funny and tender, gripping and brutal. — Hundreds of thousands of readers have laughed and cried with the girls of Caryl Rivers' critically acclaimed novel Virgins. Those girls are grown up now,... more » fighting their way through the thicket of power politics in the heady days of anti-Vietnam protests.
Peg Morrison has won the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Six-Day War, but she's come home to find herself a stranger in a strange land. Her success is dazzling; her heart is a minefield. Washington turns out to have more booby traps than the Sinai, from a felon on the run to a judge who wants to toss her in jail. And there's Sean McCaffrey, her first love, who chose priesthood over his heart many years ago.
Best friend Constance Masters had put her dreams on hold to become the perfect navy wife. Now she's back in town, too, plucking juicy nuggets of news along with the crudites on the party beat for her newspaper column. If a little cleavage will loosen tongues, why not? But can her marriage carry the weight of ambition?
For their new friend, Kitty Cohen, supreme Washington hostess, being a power broker beats giving teas for Hadassah. And when the party's over, those steamy sassions with the Congressman Dan Amundsen are definitely not kosher. Will their passion wreck his bid for the Senate, and destroy her as well?
The Reverend Sean McCaffrey has finally learned that his friends on the Hill are better than Pater Nosters in his bid to stop a highway from ripping through a black neighborhood. Peg and her new important column are his allies. But can he-and does he want to-resist the tug of old memories?« less