Prep and American Wife: Two Bestselling Novels

Prep and American Wife: Two Bestselling Novels

by Curtis Sittenfeld
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Prep and American Wife: Two Bestselling Novels by Curtis Sittenfeld

One of the most exceptional voices in literary fiction today, Curtis Sittenfeld is renowned for her rich prose, irresistible storytelling, and fascinating characters who struggle with the rules of gender, race, and privilege. Now, in this convenient eBook bundle, here are her blockbuster bestselling and critically acclaimed novels, Prep and American Wife.
 
PREP
 
Named One of the Top Ten Books of the Year by The New York Times
 
Lee Fiora is an intelligent, observant fourteen-year-old when she leaves her family behind in Indiana to attend the prestigious Ault School in Massachusetts. Over the next four years, her experiences at Ault—complicated relationships with teachers, intense friendships with other girls, an all-consuming preoccupation with a classmate who is less than a boyfriend and more than a crush—coalesce into a singular portrait of the universal pains and thrills of adolescence.
 
AMERICAN WIFE
 
Named One of the Top Ten Books of the Year by Time, People, and Entertainment Weekly
 
A bookish only child born in the 1940s and raised in a small Wisconsin town, Alice Lindgren has no idea that she will one day end up in the White House, married to the president. So when the charismatic son of a powerful Republican family sweeps her off her feet, she is surprised to find herself admitted into a world of privilege. As he unexpectedly becomes governor and then president, she discovers that she is married to a man she fundamentally disagrees with yet deeply loves. And upon the advent of her husband’s second term, Alice must finally face questions nearly impossible to answer.
 
Praise for Curtis Sittenfeld
 
“One of the most tender and accurate portraits of adolescence in recent memory.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Prep
 
“A tart and complex tale of social class, race, and gender politics.”—The Boston Globe, on Prep
 
“[Sittenfeld’s] dialogue captures teenage humor brilliantly, and her characters show remarkable depth.”—Chicago Tribune, on Prep
 
“An intelligent, bighearted novel about a controversial political dynasty.”—Entertainment Weekly, on American Wife
 
“Smart and sophisticated . . . Sittenfeld has an astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers’ heads.”—The Washington Post, on American Wife
 
“An intimate and daring story . . . Alice is a woman of considerable intellect, compassion and character.” —USA Today, on American Wife

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812985450
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/22/2013
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1040
Sales rank: 542,882
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Curtis Sittenfeld is the bestselling author of the novels Prep, The Man of My Dreams, American Wife, and Sisterland, which have been translated into twenty-five languages. Her nonfiction has been published by The New York Times, The Atlantic, Salon, Allure, and Glamour, and broadcast on public radio’s This American Life. She graduated from Stanford University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Hometown:

Washington, D.C.

Date of Birth:

August 23, 1975

Place of Birth:

Cincinnati, Ohio

Education:

B.A., Stanford University, 1997; M.F.A., University of Iowa (Iowa Writers¿ Workshop), 2001

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