The City of Conversation
In 1979, Washington D.C. was a place where people actually talked to each other—where adversaries fought it out on the Senate floor and then smoothed it out over drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Hester Ferris - a mother, a socialite, a powerhouse - throws Georgetown dinner parties to entice senators and cabinet secretaries into her parlor and change the course of Washington and the country. But when her beloved son suddenly turns up with an ambitious Reaganite girlfriend, Hester must choose between preserving her family and defending the causes she's spent her whole life fighting for. Spanning a period of 30 years, The City of Conversation is a family drama that, at its core, is a story of love, hope, and healing.