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Golden Days

Written By:Carolyn See - 1986

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At 38, Edith Langley starts over in Los Angeles, with two bad marriages behind her, two daughers beside her, and the notion that money is power. She's soon a financial advisor, dressing only in natural fabrics and buying gems and gold for the future. But Edith is a woman in a man's world, as See makes abundantly clear. Older financier Howard "Skip" Chandler, who becomes Edith's friend, housemate, and eventual lover, puts together the money for a bank and makes her its president. Young con man-evangelist Lion Boyce (whom she meets on assignment for her financial column) spouts a powerful brand of positive thinking that changes Edith's life. There are "golden days" among the rich and powerful, until nuclear disaster occurs (also courtesy of men).