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American Suite
     

American Suite

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by Diana E. Sheets
 

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American Suite is an edgy comedy of manners. What happens when a WASP family becomes multicultural-a little bit Jewish, a bit Hindu, and, needless to say, African-American? Here is a "chick lit" novel that upends our notions about romance, celebrity, family, identity, and our seemingly insatiable hunger for memoir to ask, "Who are we really, and what are we becoming?"

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American Suite is an edgy comedy of manners. What happens when a WASP family becomes multicultural-a little bit Jewish, a bit Hindu, and, needless to say, African-American? Here is a "chick lit" novel that upends our notions about romance, celebrity, family, identity, and our seemingly insatiable hunger for memoir to ask, "Who are we really, and what are we becoming?" "Diana Sheets has written an incredibly innovative novel. She cleverly tells the story of three women, a mother and her two daughters, through compelling diary entries from each of them over a two year period. They are intelligent, sophisticated women, each juggling their own lives and personal relationships, as well as the often antagonistic familial one among the three of them. Ms. Sheets has skillfully kept each character in character, not always an easy task, and their stories are told in such a way that each voice is clearly defined. To simply say, 'It's a real page turner,' somehow doesn't seem to do American Suite justice, but that is exactly what this book is. I couldn't wait to discover what wonderful writing awaited me on the next page. My congratulations to Ms. Sheets on an exceptional story." Kathleen Kubik, author, Neither Sand Nor Sea "Diana Sheets is unafraid of taking on the sacred cows of 'chick lit' in a sweeping family saga that offers up sexy men, violent and treacherous romance, dull marriage, soulful union and resourceful women . . . . Religious and spiritual confusions vie for attention with family loyalties and geographic rootedness as a New Yorker moves to the Midwest in search of a good-enough life." Jerry Sander, author of Unlimited Calling (Certain Restrictions Apply)

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BN ID:
2940012641793
Publisher:
Jorge Pinto Books Inc.
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
495 KB

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American Suite 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
shirgerald More than 1 year ago
American Suite is a highly engaging read from the first page. Sheets captivates her reader with an unusual blend of humor and realism. She gives us her amazing characterization of three strong minded women. Two sisters, and their mother, each one of whom has a very different lifestyle. The author cleverly plots incidents that reveal the character and style of each of the three protagonists. This story is a real page turner. I found myself caring about these women, and feeling eager to proceed and find out more details about each woman's life. AT THE same, Sheets has filled her novel with suspense and intrigue. It is three stories that will keep you entertained all the way to the end of the novel. If you're looking for a good read, American Suite is it.