Manhattan, Thanksgiving eve, 1945. The war is over and Eric Smythe’s party was in full swing. All his clever Greenwich Village friends were there. So, too, was his sister Sara, an independent, outspoken young women, starting to make her way in the big city. And then, in walked Jack Malone, a U.S journalist just back from the defeated Germany, a man whose world view was vastly different than that of Eric and his friends. This chance meeting between Sara and Jack and the choices they both made in the wake of it would eventually have profound consequences, both for themselves and those closest to them for decades afterwards. Set amyst a dynamic optimism of post war New York and the subsequent nightmare of the McCarthy era, The Pursuit of Happiness is a great, tragic love story; a tale of divided loyalties, decisive moral choices, and the random workings of destiny.
The Pursuit of Happiness by Douglas Kennedy