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By Curtis Sittenfeld

ISBN-10: 0812975405

ISBN-13: 9780812975406

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ISBN-13: 9781400064755

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On what may develop into probably the most major days in her husband’s presidency, Alice Blackwell considers the unusual and not going course that has led her to the White House–and the repercussions of a existence lived, as she places it, “almost in competition to itself.”

a sort, bookish purely baby born within the Forties, Alice discovered the virtues of politeness early on from her stolid mom and dad and small Wisconsin fatherland. yet a sad twist of fate while she was once seventeen shattered her id and made her comprehend the fragility of lifestyles and the tenuousness of good fortune. So greater than a decade later, whilst she met boisterous, charismatic Charlie Blackwell, she hardly ever gave him a re-evaluation: She was once critical and considerate, and he might quite crack a comic story than provide a true perception; he was once the rich son of a bastion relations of the Republican social gathering, and she used to be 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 means amid the clannish power and conceited self belief of the Blackwell relations, navigating the unusual rituals in their state membership and summer time property, she is still uneasy along with her newfound luck. And while Charlie ultimately turns into President, Alice is thrust right into a place she didn't seek–one of energy and impact, privilege and accountability. As Charlie’s tumultuous and debatable moment time period within the White apartment wears on, Alice needs to face contradictions years within the making: How can she either love and essentially disagree along with her husband? How complicit has she been within the trajectory of her personal lifestyles? What should still she do whilst her deepest ideals run opposed to her public persona?

In Alice Blackwell, New York Times bestselling writer Curtis Sittenfeld has created her so much dynamic and complicated heroine but. American spouse is a gorgeously written novel that weaves category, wealth, race, and the exigencies of destiny right into a exceptional tapestry–a novel during which the unforeseen turns into inevitable, and the pleasures and soreness of intimacy and love are laid bare.

BONUS: This variation comprises an excerpt from Curtis Sittenfeld's Sisterland.

Praise for American Wife

“Curtis Sittenfeld is an grand author, and American Wife is a courageous and relocating novel concerning the intersection of personal and public existence in the USA. bold and humble while, Sittenfeld refuses to trivialize or simplify humans, no matter if actual or imagined.”
–Richard Russo

“What a awesome (and courageous) factor: a compassionate, illuminating, and wonderfully rendered portrait of a fictional Republican first woman with a existence and husband a great deal like our real Republican first lady’s. Curtis Sittenfeld has written a unique as extraordinary because it is improbable.”
–Kurt Andersen

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