The Good Fight

The Good Fight

by Danielle Steel


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594097655
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/10/2018
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 42,370
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 650 million copies of her novels in print. Her many international bestsellers include The Cast, Accidental Heroes, Fall from Grace, Past Perfect, Fairytale, The Right Time, The Duchess, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved; and the children’s books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood.


San Francisco, California

Date of Birth:

August 14, 1947

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


Educated in France. Also attended Parsons School of Design, 1963, and New York University, 1963-67

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The Good Fight: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always ds brings another strong woman into a novel filled with ups and downs. The important thing is it inspires us to stay strong under all adversity. Be your own rock and let in true love when u find it. Don’t change your ideals until you are ready to make a change.
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Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have no opinion It won’t open on my reader
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok, I'm not saying the book is bad or making a bad review. But something in the first paragraph of the 1st chapter caught my attention. It's says that "Her father had enlisted as an Officer immediately after Pearl Harbor". That's wrong, officers in the military get "commissioned", and "enlisted" is when you go to a "recruiter" and "enlist" in the military. If I'm wrong please correct me, but I know I am not. I am going to read it anyway
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read entire book in one sitting! Couldn’t put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow starting but what a good read. Thanks
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Peanut45 More than 1 year ago
This book is a work of fiction I know but......if young women would read this book they would find they can be anything they want to be or do what they want to do with using some tenacity. I really enjoyed this book an thank heavens for Grandfather who inspired this young woman to think for herself and follow her dreams. Most of Danielle Steel's books are kind of written on the same principle but this one was a page turner for me. Read it in a day!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always I couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to put down, as usual. I read it in two days. The HEA was very rushed. Would have liked more detail.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book page turner loved it a must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although a goodbook was disappointed in the political inaccuracies in this book. Enough that I am seriously at war with myself about dropping Danielle Steel as an author read. That saddens me asi own mostkf her books and really enjoy her books. This may have pushed too far for me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book