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American wife a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld

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Published by Black Swan in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Presidents" spouses,
  • Fiction

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In the year 2000, in the closest election in American history, Alice Blackwell"s husband becomes president of the United States. Their time in the White House proves to be heady, tumultuous and controversial.

Edition Notes

Originally published : London : Doubleday, 2008.

StatementCurtis Sittenfeld
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3619.I94 A8 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination638 pages ;
Number of Pages638
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26328564M
ISBN 100552775541
ISBN 109780552775540
OCLC/WorldCa545942522

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Feb 10,  · American Wife] is an empathetic, fascinating, and gorgeously written story about a year marriage. We devoured it in one night.” — Boston Magazine “Endearing and poignant, humorous and enlightening, American Wife is a must-read for Sittenfeld fans—and a good first read for would-be converts.” — Fredericksburg Freelance Star/5. May 04,  · American Wife is one of the most remarkable memoirs of the year -- a universal chronicle of love and heartbreak, service and sacrifice, faith and purpose that will inspire every reader. + Read more RESOURCES. The American wife (recommended by S.) is the first person account of Laura Bush (in the story Alice Blackwell, nee Lindgren) and has a fascinating and captivating first half. Though I admit once I worked out (thanks, too, to S.) that it was the story of George W. I stopped being able to enjoy it quite so much/5. Aug 24,  · Curtis Sittenfeld is the author of the word-of-mouth bestseller American Wife, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize, as was her first novel, Prep, a New York Times bestseller. Her other books include Sisterland (a Richard & Judy Book Club pick), Eligible, and You Think It, I'll Say It. Her books are translated into 25 languages/5().

American Wife A kind, bookish only child born in the s, Alice Lindgren has no idea that she will one day end up in the White House, married to the president. In her small Wisconsin hometown she learns the virtues of politeness, but a tragic accident when she is seventeen shatters her identity and changes the trajectory of her life. American Wife. Sittenfeld's third novel, called American Wife (), is the tale of Alice Blackwell, a fictional character who shares many similarities with former First Lady Laura Bush. In the novel, Blackwell is an only child who grows up in a Democratic family. As a high school student, Blackwell kills a friend in an auto kauainenehcp.com: Fiction. American Wife Curtis Sittenfeld, Random House pp ISBN Summary On what might become one of the most significant days in her husband’s presidency, Alice Blackwell considers the strange and unlikely path that has led her to the White House–and the repercussions of a life lived, as she puts it, “almost in opposition to itself.”. Sep 04,  · American Wife is a scandalous book about the mechanics of scandal, and as such it’s obsessively canny about the nature of the very questions it raises. In a masterful stroke of parasitic.