Prep: A Novel

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Random House Trade Paperbacks #ad - Her sharp and economical prose reminds us of Joan Didion and Tobias Wolff. By the time she’s a senior, Lee has created a hard-won place for herself at Ault. An insightful, achingly funny coming-of-age story as well as a brilliant dissection of class, race, and gender in a hothouse of adolescent angst and ambition.

Both intimidated and fascinated by her classmates, Lee becomes a shrewd observer of—and, ultimately, a participant in—their rituals and mores. As lee soon learns, ault is a cloistered world of jaded, attractive teenagers who spend summers on Nantucket and speak in their own clever shorthand. Prep’s every sentence rings true.

Like them, she has a sly and potent wit, which cuts unexpectedly—but often—through the placid surface of her prose. As a scholarship student, she constantly feels like an outsider and is both drawn to and repelled by other loners. Her voice is strong and clear, her moral compass steady; I’d believe anything she told me.

Prep: A Novel #ad - Dave eggers, alienation, curtis sittenfeld’s lee fiora tells unsugared truths about adolescence, author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius“Speaking in a voice as authentic as Salinger’s Holden Caulfield and McCullers’ Mick Kelly, and the sociology of privilege. Sittenfeld is a rising star.

Wally lamb, author of she’s come undone and I Know This Much Is True Random House Trade. But when her behavior takes a self-destructive and highly public turn, her carefully crafted identity within the community is shattered.

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American Wife: A Novel Random House Reader's Circle

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Random House Trade Paperbacks #ad - And when her husband unexpectedly becomes governor and then president, she discovers that she is married to a man she both loves and fundamentally disagrees with–and that her private beliefs increasingly run against her public persona. Random House Trade. A kind, alice lindgren has no idea that she will one day end up in the White House, bookish only child born in the 1940s, married to the president.

American Wife: A Novel Random House Reader's Circle #ad - More than a decade later, 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 her husband’s presidency enters its second term, Alice must confront contradictions years in the making and face questions nearly impossible to answer.

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.

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The Man of My Dreams: A Novel

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Random House Trade Paperbacks #ad - Hannah gavener is fourteen in the summer of 1991. Full of honesty and humor, the man of My Dreams is an unnervingly insightful and beautifully written examination of the outside forces and personal choices that make us who we are. In her acclaimed debut novel, Prep, Curtis Sittenfeld created a touchstone with her pitch-perfect portrayal of adolescence.

But over the next decade and a half, hannah finds that the questions become more rather than less complicated: at what point can you no longer blame your adult failures on your messed-up childhood? Is settling for someone who’s not your soul mate an act of maturity or an admission of defeat? And if you move to another state for a guy who might not love you back, as she moves from Philadelphia to Boston to Albuquerque, are you being plucky—or just pathetic? None of the relationships in Hannah’s life are without complications.

And somewhere in between these two extremes—just maybe—lie the answers to love’s most bewildering questions. By the time she’s in her late twenties, hannah has finally figured out what she wants most—but she doesn’t yet know whether she’ll find the courage to go after it. Her prose is as intensely realistic and compelling as ever in The Man of My Dreams, a disarmingly candid and sympathetic novel about the collision of a young woman’s fantasies of family and love with the challenges and realities of adult life.

The Man of My Dreams: A Novel #ad - There’s her father, whose misbehavior alternately intrigues and irritates hannah; Henry, whom Hannah first falls for in college, whose stubbornness Hannah realizes she’s unfortunately inherited; her gorgeous cousin, while he’s dating Fig; and the boyfriends who love her more or less than she deserves, Fig, who adore her or break her heart.

In the magazines she reads, celebrities plan elaborate weddings; in Hannah’s own life, her parents’ marriage is crumbling. Random House Trade.

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Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice Austen Project

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Random House Trade Paperbacks #ad - Her special skill lies not just in her clear, clean writing, but in her general amusement about the world, pithy, her arch, dropped-mike observations about behavior, character and motivation. Sittenfeld makes an already irresistible story even more beguiling and charming. Elle“a playful, wickedly smart retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Buzzfeed “sittenfeld is an obvious choice to re-create Jane Austen’s comedy of manners. Not since clueless, which transported Emma to Beverly Hills, has Austen been so delightedly interpreted. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane’s fortieth birthday fast approaches.

Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice Austen Project #ad - . As a reader, let me just say: Three cheers for Curtis Sittenfeld and her astute, sharp and ebullient anthropological interest in the human condition. Sarah lyall, the new york times Book Review “A clever, uproarious evolution of Austen’s story. The denver post “if there exists a more perfect pairing than Curtis Sittenfeld and Jane Austen, we dare you to find it.

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Old School

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Vintage #ad - Vintage Contemporaries. The result is further evidence that Wolff is an authentic American master. He is an outsider who has learned to mimic the negligent manner of his more privileged classmates. Like many of them, he wants more than anything on earth to become a writer. Random house. But to do that he must first learn to tell the truth about himself.

Old School #ad - The agency of revelation is the school literary contest, whose winner will be awarded an audience with the most legendary writer of his time. The protagonist of tobias wolff’s shrewdly—and at times devastatingly—observed first novel is a boy at an elite prep school in 1960 As the fever of competition infects the boy and his classmates, fraying alliances, exposing weaknesses, Old School explores the ensuing deceptions and betrayals with an unblinking eye and a bottomless store of empathy.

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Sisterland: A Novel

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Random House Trade Paperbacks #ad - Is as skillful as ever at developing an intriguing premise and likable characters. From an early age, kate and her identical twin sister, Violet, knew that they were unlike everyone else. Random house. Louis post-dispatch • The Guardian U. K. Novelists get called master storytellers all the time, but Sittenfeld really is one.

. Readers who have siblings—especially women with sisters—will likely come away feeling as if the author really is psychic. Usa today random House Trade. New york times bestsellernamed one of the best novels of the year by slate • daily Candy • St. Sisterland is a testament to Curtis Sittenfeld’s growing depth and assurance as a writer.

Sisterland: A Novel #ad - Michiko kakutani, the new york times   “sittenfeld’s gifts are in full effect with this novel, and she uses them to create a genuinely engrossing sense of uncertainty and suspense. Sloane crosley, loyalty and deception,  author of american Wife and Prep, returns with a mesmerizing novel of family and identity, NPR’s All Things ConsideredCurtis Sittenfeld, and the delicate line between truth and belief.

Her prose is a rich delight. The boston globe   “Wise and often wickedly entertaining.

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You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories

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Random House #ad - Random house. Every bit as smart, american wife, and genuine as her phenomenally popular novels, ”* a dazzling collection from the New York Times bestselling author of Prep, sensitive, funny,  and Eligible“I really loved all the characters in this book. Whatever sittenfeld writes, we’ll read it.

People“razor-sharp, often hilarious. Curtis sittenfeld is a sharp observer of human nature and human relationships. Each deceptively simple and breezy story is masterfully paced and crafted. Chicago tribune “perfectly paced, witty and laced with unexpected twists: Every story here sticks its landing. A shy ivy league student learns the truth about a classmate’s seemingly enviable life.

You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories #ad - Curtis sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them. Throughout the ten stories in you think it, i’ll Say It,  Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided.

A high-powered lawyer honeymooning with her husband is caught off guard by the appearance of the girl who tormented her in high school. With moving insight and uncanny precision, missed connections, Curtis Sittenfeld pinpoints the questionable decisions, and sometimes extraordinary coincidences that make up a life.

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You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories

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Random House Trade Paperbacks #ad - Curtis sittenfeld is a sharp observer of human nature and human relationships. Whatever sittenfeld writes, we’ll read it. People“razor-sharp, often hilarious. Random house. A high-powered lawyer honeymooning with her husband is caught off guard by the appearance of the girl who tormented her in high school.

. Each deceptively simple and breezy story is masterfully paced and crafted. Chicago tribune “perfectly paced, witty and laced with unexpected twists: Every story here sticks its landing. Every bit as smart, ”* a dazzling collection from the new york times bestselling author of Prep, sensitive, and genuine as her phenomenally popular novels, American Wife, funny,  and Eligible“I really loved all the characters in this book.

You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories #ad - A shy ivy league student learns the truth about a classmate’s seemingly enviable life. Curtis sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them. Vintage Contemporaries. With moving insight and uncanny precision, Curtis Sittenfeld pinpoints the questionable decisions, missed connections, and sometimes extraordinary coincidences that make up a life.

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To Sir, With Love

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Open Road Media #ad - A dramatic picture of discrimination” Kirkus Reviews. Based on actual events in the author’s life, commitment,  To Sir, and vision, With Love is a powerfully moving story that celebrates courage, and is the inspiration for the classic film starring Sidney Poitier. Random House Trade. With opportunities for black men limited in post–world war ii london, accepts a teaching position that puts him in charge of a class of angry, unmotivated, a former Royal Air Force pilot and Cambridge-educated engineer, Rick Braithwaite, bigoted white teenagers whom the system has mostly abandoned.

To Sir, With Love #ad - Random house. He will treat his students as people poised to enter the adult world. When his efforts to reach these troubled students are met with threats, suspicion, and derision, Braithwaite takes a radical new approach. He will teach them to respect themselves and to call him “Sir. He will open up vistas before them that they never knew existed.

This schoolroom drama that inspired the classic Sydney Poitier film is “a microcosm of the racial issues .  .  . And over the course of a remarkable year, he will touch the lives of his students in extraordinary ways, even as they in turn, unexpectedly and profoundly, touch his. Vintage Contemporaries.

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A Separate Peace

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Scribner #ad - Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Nominated as one of america’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Set at a boys' boarding school in new england during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Random house.

Vintage Contemporaries. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world. An american classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II.

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Black Ice

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Vintage #ad - Paul's school in new hampshire, where she became a scholarship student in a "boot camp" for future American leaders. Like any good student, she was determined to succeed. But cary was also determined to succeed without selling out. This wonderfully frank and perceptive memoir describes the perils and ambiguities of that double role, in which failing calculus and winning a student election could both be interpreted as betrayals of one's skin.

Black ice is also a universally recognizable document of a woman's adolescence; it is, as Houston Baker says, "a journey into selfhood that resonates with sober reflection, intellignet passion, and joyous love. Random House Trade. Random house. Great product! Vintage Contemporaries. In 1972 lorene cary, a bright, was transplanted into the formerly all-white, ambitious black teenager from Philadelphia, all-male environs of the elite St.

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