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 reporter.
However, soon after taking office, the administration finds itself deep in a red-hot scandal. President Wye’s old problem with the bottle re-emerges. His family is creating havoc. And an informant begins leaking damaging information. On top of it all, a secret deal with an Indian pharmaceutical company unleashes a fury that threatens the administration to its core. As Sammy fights to distance herself from professional turmoil, Charlie gets promoted and moves to New York. Can she hold her ground when her relationships, ideals, and ability to trust are all coming apart at the seams?
In SAMMY’S HOUSE, Kristin Gore brings a novelist’s eye to the inner workings of the White House, giving hilarious insight and a fresh perspective on political life.