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Curtis Sittenfeld - American Wife (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Synopsis

A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940's, Alice learned the virtues of politeness early on from her stolid parents and small Wisconsin hometown. But a tragic accident when she was seventeen shattered her identity and made her understand the fragility of life and the tenuousness of luck.

So more than a decade later, when she met boisterous, charismatic Charlie Blackwell, she hardly gave him a second look: she was serious and thoughtful, and he would rather crack a joke than offer a real insight; he was the wealthy son of a bastion family of the Republican party, and she was a school librarian and registered Democrat.

Comfortable in her quiet and unassuming life, she felt inured to his charms. And then, much to her surprise, Alice fell for Charlie.

Details
  • Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Families & Sagas
  • Published : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780552775540
  • SKU : B000752
  • PPC : SP410gm
  • RRP : £7.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"In Alice Blackwell, New York Times bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld has created her most dynamic and complex heroine yet. American Wife is a gorgeously written novel that weaves class, wealth, race, and the exigencies of fate into a brilliant tapestry - a novel in which the unexpected becomes inevitable, and the pleasures and pain of intimacy and love are laid bare." - Google Review.

The Author

Elizabeth Curtis Sittenfeld (born 1975) is an American writer. She is the author of a collection of short stories as well as six novels: Prep, the story of students at a Massachusetts prep school; The Man of My Dreams, a coming-of-age novel and an examination of romantic love; American Wife, a fictional story loosely based on the life of First Lady Laura Bush; Sisterland, which tells the story of identical twins with psychic powers, Eligible, a modern-day retelling of Pride and Prejudice, and Rodham, an alternate history political novel about the life of Hillary Clinton.