Barbara Rogan has distinguished herself as an editor and literary agent, but eventually followed her her passion to become a full-time writer. Since then she has produced seven more novels, including Hindsight, Suspicion and Rowing in Eden. Her publishers include Simon & Schuster, Morrow, and Doubleday, and her fiction has been translated widely and graciously reviewed.
In Saving Grace, Jonathan Fleishman has always been perceived as the rarest kind of politician, as idealistic as he was powerful, genuinely committed to the good of the people. For Jonathan, public approbation is the oxygen he breathes; so it is deeply galling that the one person who refuses to see his worth is his own beloved daughter, Grace. When his spotless record is challenged by accusations of corruption leveled by Gracie’s lover, a ruthless young journalist named Barnaby, Jonathan’s good life is abruptly shattered. And Grace, faced with the betrayal of a lover who used her to get at her father, comes to realize that neither man is what he seems, even to himself.
Saving Grace is an intricately textured book, a portrayal of a family in crisis and an exploration of the intersection between public and private lives. Library Journal called Saving Grace the book that “Bonfire of the Vanities tried to be.”
“Intelligent, absorbing…sheer enjoyment.”