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Novels for West Wing fans

Need more West Wing in your life? We can't provide that, but we can provide this: a playlist of novels with similar themes.

Playlist Tags: genre: Fiction & Literature topic: politics audience: west wing fans audience: politics nerds

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Eighteen Acres

A Novel

By Nicolle Wallace
Narrated by: Susan Bennett
Length: 9 hours 31 minutes

From the former Communications Director for the White House and current political media strategist comes a suspenseful and smart commercial novel about the first female president and all dramas and deceptions she faces both in politics and in love.

Eighteen Acres, a description used by political insiders when referring to the White House complex,... Read more »

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Domestic Affairs

A Novel

By Bridget Siegel
Narrated by: Bridget Siegel
Length: 12 hours 20 minutes

Sex and politics dominate national headlines, but what do these dangerous dalliances look like from inside? Bridget Siegel--veteran of John Edwards’s and Barack Obama’s presidential bids--tells a provocative, page-turning tale of a talented young woman who falls in love and in bed with the wrong White House candidate. When twenty-something... Read more »

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Love is the Drug

By Alaya Dawn Johnson
Narrated by: Simone Missick
Length: 13 hours 16 minutes

From the author of THE SUMMER PRINCE, a novel that's John Grisham's THE PELICAN BRIEF meets Michael Crichton's THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN set at an elite Washington, DC prep school.

From the author of THE SUMMER PRINCE, a novel that's John Grisham's THE PELICAN BRIEF meets Michael Crichton's THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN set at an elite Washington D.C. prep... Read more »

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The Running Mate

A Novel

By Joe Klein
Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
Length: 16 hours 16 minutes

Hailed as "astonishingly powerful" by The New York Times, and "written perfectly" by The Washington Post, Joe Klein's #1 bestseller, Primary Colors, was the most-talked-about political novel of the past century. Now acclaimed journalist and author Joe Klein returns with another brilliant and slyly subversive novel set in the gladiatorial arena... Read more »

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The Hopefuls

A novel

By Jennifer Close
Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
Length: 11 hours 32 minutes

The Hopefuls

“Really enjoyed this! I love my DC fiction and campaign novels, and this is a great one to add to the collections. Astute observations about DC too!”

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Sammy's House

By Kristin Gore
Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
Length: 13 hours 18 minutes

In this incisive comedy, late twenty-something Sammy Joyce–hypochondriac, klutz, jumper-to-conclusions–is in the White House as a health-care advisor to the newly elected administration. All the chips seem to be falling into place: She’s living with her best friend and reveling in her romance with Charlie Lawton, an up-and-coming Washington Post... Read more »

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American Wife

A Novel

By Curtis Sittenfeld
Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
Length: 23 hours 22 minutes

On what might become one of the most significant days in her husband’s presidency, Alice Blackwell considers the strange and unlikely path that has led her to the White House–and the repercussions of a life lived, as she puts it, “almost in opposition to itself.”

A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice learned the virtues of... Read more »

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Madam President

A Novel

By Nicolle Wallace
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 9 hours 12 minutes

Take “a breezy romp through the corridors of power town” (USA TODAY) with co-host of The View and former White House Communications director Nicolle Wallace in her electrifying insider novel of three powerful women on a day that will change the country forever.

Charlotte Kramer, the 45th President of the United States, has done the unprecedented... Read more »

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Primary Colors

A Novel of Politics

By Anonymous
Narrated by: Lloyd James
Length: 14 hours 47 minutes

Primary Colors has its rich rewards as a savvy insider's look at life on the stump. But it travels far beyond mere gossip and expose to discover a convincing world of its own, peopled by smart cookies, nutcases, and wheeler-dealers, whose public and private lives illuminate each other-sometimes by casting dark shadows. This story spans the... Read more »

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Campaign Widows

By Aimee Agresti
Narrated by: Therese Plummer & Thérèse Plummer
Length: 10 hours 23 minutes

Cady Davenport is living the American dream…

At least she’s supposed to be. She’s in a new city, with a new job and even a new fiancé. But when her husband-to-be hits the road for the upcoming presidential election, Cady realizes she’s on her own—and that her dream life might not be all she’d imagined.

Until she finds herself thrust straight into... Read more »

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Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win

By Jo Piazza
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 9 hours 55 minutes

From bestselling author Jo Piazza comes one of People’s “Best Summer Books,” a “comically accurate” (New York Post) novel about what happens when a woman wants it all—political power, marriage, and happiness.

Charlotte Walsh is running for Senate in the most important race in the country during a midterm election that will decide the balance of... Read more »

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Young Jane Young

A Novel

By Gabrielle Zevin
Narrated by: Karen White
Length: 8 hours 18 minutes

Young Jane Young

“I flew through binge-reading sessions of this warm-hearted and witty book about what it means to reinvent yourself because you simply have no choice but to do so. It too has chapters from different people’s points of view, but unusually, rather than alternating chapters, they are entire sections, narrated by people who knew Aviva Grossman at the time when she had an ill-advised affair with her boss, a Congressman.”

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