The Sweetest Dream
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The Sweetest Dream

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Frances Lennox ladles out dinner every night to the motley, exuberant, youthful crew assembled around her hospitable tableher two sons and their friends, girlfriends, ex-friends, and ftesh-off-the-street friends. It's the early 1960s and certainly "everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds." Except financial circumstances demand that Frances and her sons Eve with her proper ex-mother-in-law. And her ex-husband, Comrade Johnny, has just dumped his second wife's problem child at Frances's feet. And the world's political landscape has suddenly become surreal beyond imagination....

Set against the backdrop of the decade that changed the world forever, The Sweetest Dream is a riveting look at a group of people who dared to dream-and faced the inevitable cleanup afterward -- from one of the greatest writers of our time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 134 x 203 x 23mm | 386g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060937556
  • 9780060937553
  • 899,167

Review quote

"Lessing's sage, level gaze is everywhere bought to bear ... [THE SWEETEST DREAM] is solidly wrought, deeply felt."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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1,112 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 25% (282)
4 35% (388)
3 29% (318)
2 9% (96)
1 3% (28)
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