Judith Stanton will sacrifice anything to place her son Rud in the country's highest office, and only one woman can stop the bitter family wars being fought in the wake of Judith's obsession
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June F. Singer was born in Union City, New Jersey, daughter of a professional strongman. At college she won the Miss Ohio State University title before marrying Joe Singer, son of novelist I.J. Singer and nephew of Nobel Laureate I.B. Singer. Daughters Sharon and Brett are published writers as well. Singer currently lives in Bel-Air, California.From Publishers Weekly:
Flaum ( Stardreams ) depicts the tempestuous lives of the clashing Sheridans and Stantons in this lackluster novel. During WW II, sisters Carlotta and Francesca (Frankie) Collings meet suave Bill Sheridan. Frankie adores Bill, but he cares solely for Carlotta, a sultry and reckless beauty who finally weds a gangster. Meanwhile, shrewish Judith Tyler Stanton, fabulously wealthy niece of the Collings sisters, uses her political influence on Bill's behalf in return for his grudgingly granted sexual attentions. In 1962, after Carlotta's accidental death and Frankie's marriage to Bill (now Florida's powerful governor and a presidential aspirant), the whole clan uneasily mixes at the 16th birthday gala of the Sheridans' daughter, D'Arcy. Problems quickly materialize: D'Arcy ill-advisedly falls for Rudyard, Judith's son (he's really Bill's illegitimate offspring); woebegone Abby, Carlotta's daughter, craves attention; widowed Judith, still calculating and vengeful, creates new antagonisms; Jade, Carlotta's younger daughter, vows to avenge her mother's death. These characters' complex familial and emotional interrelationships overwhelm the flimsy plot, whose political overtones seem shallow and gratuitious. The author's often sophomoric prose is another deterrent to the reader.
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Book Description Crown, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110517570289
Book Description Crown. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0517570289 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1127997