The Good Fight

The Good Fight

A Novel

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Against the electrifying backdrop of the 1960s, Danielle Steel unveils the gripping chronicle of a young woman discovering a passion for justice and of the unsung heroes she encounters on her quest to fight the good fight.

The daughter and granddaughter of prominent Manhattan lawyers, Meredith McKenzie is destined for the best of everything: top schools, elite social circles, the perfect marriage. Spending her childhood in Germany as her father prosecutes Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials, Meredith soaks up the conflict between good and evil as it plays out in real time. When her family returns to the United States, she begins blazing her own trail, swimming against the tides, spurred on by her freethinking liberal grandfather, determined to become a lawyer despite her traditional, conservative father's objections. She rebels against her parents' expectations for her debutante ball and other conventions. She forges a lifelong friendship with a young German Jewish woman whose family died in the concentration camps. And while her grandfather rises to the Supreme Court, Meredith enlists in the most pressing causes of her time, fighting for civil rights and an end to the Vietnam War.

From the bright morning of JFK's inauguration, through the tumultuous years that follow as America hurtles toward the twin assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy, Meredith joins the vanguard of a new generation of women, breaking boundaries socially, politically, and professionally. But when the violence of the era strikes too close to home, her once tightly knit family must survive a devastating loss and rethink their own values and traditions in light of the times.

Encompassing the remarkable people Meredith meets, the historic events she witnesses, and the sacrifices she must make, this is the story of a woman changing her world as she herself is changed by it. Beautifully told, brimming with unforgettable moments and characters, The Good Fight is an inspiring, uplifting novel with resonance for our own time.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Bantam Dell,, 2019
ISBN: 9781101884140
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2019


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Jan 09, 2019

great novel danielle steele always dores a wonderful job!!! from beginning to end

Jan 06, 2019

Danielle S. tells about a young woman who discovered a passion for justice and of the unsuing heroes she encountered on her quest to fight the good fight. Her parents are against all her ideas and believes but her grandfather encourages her all her life to help chance the world. The Vietnam War is on and she looks up to a few heroes who in the end she & the country loss. Meredith is a woman on a life mission and in the end she did fight the good fight.

Aug 26, 2018

I'm not a huge Danielle Steel fan. I must concede however, that she, (or her staff) does very good research. This book charts the life of Meredith McKenzie through the tumultuous 1940s, 50s and 60s.Meredith's grandfather is a liberal, way ahead of his times and proves to be Meredith's mentor encouraging her to live a full life and fight the good fight; that is fight for what she believes in and champion the causes of the underdogs. Sure enough Meredith opposes her conservative father and does exactly that. The book contains the usual Steel drama but since it is interspersed with History it makes for interesting reading.

Jul 19, 2018

I found this book interesting. Having lived through that time and remembering it vividly, I thought DS did a great job!

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