Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win

  • Type: Books
  • By: Jo Piazza
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Deb M.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781501179419
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Rumors, lies, soundbites, headlines, hot-mike comments – who will win Pennsylvania’s Senate seat?

Charlotte Walsh, a Silicon Valley executive with a rags-to-riches success story, is so appalled by the outcome of the 2016 election that she becomes one of the many women who decide to run for office in 2018. She returns to her home state of Pennsylvania to challenge the longtime incumbent Senator, an aging white man with sexist attitudes. As the campaign progresses, we watch Charlotte struggle with the challenges of political reality and stresses at home. A fast-paced, timely read, complete with imagined Twitter feeds, an Emily’s List endorsement, an MSNBC interview transcript, and several think pieces, the novel is entertaining and humorous. The author keeps readers in suspense about the outcome of the election, as well as the fate of Charlotte’s marriage.