Prep and American Wife: Two Bestselling Novels
Publication date: April 2013
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
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.
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.
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