A time to run: a novel

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Chronicle Books, Oct 15, 2005 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Written with a true insider's perspective, "A Time to Run" is the remarkable literary debut of United States Senator Barbara Boxer, one of the most admired and respected figures on the political scene. Senator Boxer, writing with Mary-Rose Hayes, tells an exciting tale of friendship and betrayal, idealism and pragmatism, in-fighting and public spin. The novel follows Ellen Fines from her days as a college student through romantic entanglements and a difficult marriage to a rising political star. When her husband is killed in a car accident during his campaign for the Senate, Ellen assumes his candidacy and achieves an upset victory over a political machine. On the eve of a crucial vote, past and public worlds collide when Ellen's former lover, now a journalist with strong right-wing connections, gives her sensitive documents that could either make or break her career. From hideaways deep under the U.S. Capitol to wealthy southern California ranches to the political unrest on the streets of Berkeley, "A Time to Run" is a great read, and a fascinating, up-close story of power and trust.

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Review: A Time to Run (Ellen Fischer #1)

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

A terrific political thriller that draws extensively on the author's experiences in the halls of government. Dirty tricks and personal betrayals abound in this one, which, unfortunately, sounds like business as usual in the world of politics. Read full review

Review: A Time to Run (Ellen Fischer #1)

User Review  - Ally - Goodreads

Currently indulging myself with another pseudo-fictional account of a woman in politics. This one was actually written by Senator Boxer and tells the tale... imagined I'm sure... of a female Senator ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
41
Section 2
54
Section 3
72
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About the author (2005)

Barbara Boxer has served as Democratic senator for California since 1993. Re-elected to her third term in 2004, she received the third highest number of votes in the nation, exceeded only by the two presidential candidates. This is her first novel.

Mary-Rose Hayes is the author of six previous novels. She lives in San Francisco.

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