By Curtis Sittenfeld
a type, bookish purely baby born within the Forties, Alice realized the virtues of politeness early on from her stolid mom and dad and small Wisconsin native land. yet a sad coincidence while she was once seventeen shattered her identification and made her comprehend the fragility of lifestyles and the tenuousness of good fortune. So greater than a decade later, while she met boisterous, charismatic Charlie Blackwell, she rarely gave him a re-evaluation: She was once critical and considerate, and he might really crack a funny story than supply a true perception; he was once the rich son of a bastion kinfolk of the Republican occasion, and she was once a college librarian and registered Democrat. cozy in her quiet and unassuming lifestyles, she felt inured to his charms. after which, a lot to her shock, Alice fell for Charlie.
As Alice learns to make her method amid the clannish power and boastful self belief of the Blackwell kinfolk, navigating the unusual rituals in their state membership and summer time property, she is still uneasy together with her newfound success. And whilst Charlie ultimately turns into President, Alice is thrust right into a place she didn't seek–one of energy and impression, privilege and accountability. As Charlie’s tumultuous and debatable moment time period within the White condo wears on, Alice needs to face contradictions years within the making: How can she either love and essentially disagree together with her husband? How complicit has she been within the trajectory of her personal lifestyles? What may still she do while her deepest ideals run opposed to her public persona?
In Alice Blackwell, New York Times bestselling writer Curtis Sittenfeld has created her such a lot dynamic and complicated heroine but. American spouse is a gorgeously written novel that weaves type, wealth, race, and the exigencies of destiny right into a extraordinary tapestry–a novel within which the unforeseen turns into inevitable, and the pleasures and ache of intimacy and love are laid bare.
BONUS: This variation contains an excerpt from Curtis Sittenfeld's Sisterland.
Praise for American Wife
“Curtis Sittenfeld is an awesome author, and American Wife is a courageous and relocating novel concerning the intersection of non-public and public lifestyles in the US. formidable and humble while, Sittenfeld refuses to trivialize or simplify humans, even if actual or imagined.”
“What a notable (and courageous) factor: a compassionate, illuminating, and wonderfully rendered portrait of a fictional Republican first girl with a existence and husband greatly like our real Republican first lady’s. Curtis Sittenfeld has written a singular as amazing because it is improbable.”
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