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Sammy's Hill
By Kristin Gore
Hyperion, 2004
Hardcover, $23.95 (387 pages)
ISBN: 140135219-7

Sammyís Hill is Bridget Jonesís Diaryís American cousin. Like Bridget Jones, Sammy Hill is a young, working woman without the requisite amount of free time to meet eligible bachelors. And, like Bridget Jones, Sammy hides her savvy and intelligence behind an adorable, klutzy persona. 

At twenty-six, Sammy is a bit young to be working for a U.S. Senator.

Fortunately, her boss, Robert Gary ("R.G."), junior Senator from Ohio, likes idealism, encourages enthusiasm, and rewards creativity. 

Her mother worries that Sammy, an only child, a health care analyst, and hypochondriac, isn't taking good care of herself and takes every occasion as a reason to ask Sammy -- and anyone else -- embarrassing and personal questions about the state of Sammy's skin. 

When Sammy meets Aaron Driver, a speechwriter for another senator, she starts planning their wedding after they've spent one night together.

Believing she can change his politics once they're married, she ignores the ever-present flashing warning signals. 

Part "chick lit" and part political comedy, Sammyís Hill is a fun read filled with surprises and good humor. 

Kristen Gore, who lives in Boston, was born in 1977 and graduated from Harvard. She wrote for the Harvard Lampoon and has written for several television shows, including "Saturday Night Live" and "Futurama."


Pam Kingsbury
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