Time to start the discussion of our next novel from The Bestseller Code 100 list, Primary Colors by Joe Klein. It was first published anonymously in 1996.
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Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics* by Joe Klein
Summary: Henry Burton was disillusioned by congressional politics and resigned from his post as an aide to Congressman William Larkin. Jack Stanton, the governor of a “small Southern state,” convinces Henry to help him with a run for the presidency. Jack is charismatic and seems to be truly interested in people’s problems. Can Henry navigate the minefields of presidential primary politics and help him succeed?
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks; 10th Anniversary ed. edition (October 17, 2006)
What did you think of Primary Colors? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
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The next book is number 97 on the list, Little Bee by Chris Cleave (2008) – Discussion begins December 19, 2016