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Sittenfeld, Curtis

Overview
Works: 38 works in 266 publications in 16 languages and 17,060 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Young adult works  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: PS3619.I94, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Curtis Sittenfeld
 
Most widely held works by Curtis Sittenfeld
American wife : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )

45 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 3,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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." How can she both love and fundamentally disagree with her husband? How complicit has she been in the trajectory of her own life? What should she do when her private beliefs run against her public persona? --From publisher description
Prep : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )

62 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 3,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1980s, for reasons even she has difficulty pinpointing, fourteen-year-old Lee Fiora leaves her middle-class, close-knit, ribald family in Indiana and enrolls at Ault, an elite co-ed boarding school in Massachusetts. Both intimidated and fascinated by her classmates, Lee becomes a shrewd observer of, and ultimately a participant in, their rituals and mores, although, as a scholarship student, she constantly feels like an outsider. By the time she's a senior, Lee has found her place at Ault. But when her behavior takes a self-destructive and highly public turn, her hard-won identity within the community is shattered. Lee's experiences, complicated relationships with teachers, intense and sometimes rancorous friendships with other girls, an all-consuming preoccupation with a classmate who is less than a boyfriend and more than a crush, are both a psychologically astute portrait of one girl's coming-of-age and an embodiment of the painful and thrilling adolescence universal to us all
Sisterland : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )

27 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the strongest earthquake in U.S. history occurs just north of their St. Louis home, Kate and Jeremy find the disaster further complicated by Kate's self-proclaimed-medium twin's prediction about a more powerful earthquake, a situation that places Kate under public scrutiny and reveals her own psychic abilities
The man of my dreams : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )

39 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Gavener's fantasies about family, romance, and love collide headlong with the challenges, complexities, and realities of adult life and relationships
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld( Recording )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From an early age, Kate and her identical twin sister, Violet, knew that they were unlike everyone else. Kate and Vi were born with peculiar "senses", innate psychic abilities concerning future events and other people's secrets. Though Vi embraced her visions, Kate did her best to hide them
American wife a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld( Recording )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Blackwell is the presidents wife, the former school librarian is thrust into a position of power and influence, privilege and responsibility. During her husbands second term she must face contradictions when her beliefs disagree with his
An introduction to Old School by Tobias Wolff by Dan Stone( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis of Tobias Wolff's Old School which tells the story of a student determined to fit in at his New England prep school, the narrator has learned to mimic the bearing and manners of his adoptive tribe while concealing as much as possible about himself. His final year, however, unravels everything he's achieved, when a visiting writer whose blessing a young writer would do almost anything to gain visits
An introduction to To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld( Recording )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Lee Fiora leaves Indiana to enroll at the prestigious Ault School in Massachusetts. Surrounded by beautiful and wealthy students, Lee immediately feels like an outsider. both repulsed and captivated by her classmates, she carve out a niche for herself. But everything falls apart when Lee's private thoughts become public information--leading to her ostracism
The man of my dreams [a novel] by Curtis Sittenfeld( Recording )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

None of the relationships in Hannah's life are without complications. There's her father, whose stubbornness Hannah realizes she's unfortunately inherited; her gorgeous cousin, Fig, whose misbehavior alternately intrigues and irritates Hannah; Henry, whom Hannah first falls for in college, while he's dating Fig; and the boyfriends who love her more or less than she deserves, who adore her or break her heart. 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
An introduction to To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Harper Lee's novel To kill a mockingbird, a coming-of-age story about racial injustice and the destruction of innocence
Eligible : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee ongetrouwde vrouwen keren terug naar hun geboorteplaats om hun zieke vader te verzorgen en hun moeder te helpen die er tegelijkertijd alles aan doet om haar dochters aan de man te brengen
Harper Lee's To kill a mockingbird by Dan Stone( Recording )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radio program discusses the theme and characters in Lee's novel and presents background information on the author and the film adaptation. Includes excerpts from the book
Eligible a modern retelling of Pride and prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equal parts homage to Jane Austen and bold literary experiment, Eligible is a brilliant, playful, and delicious saga for the twenty-first century
Eligible : a modern retelling of Pride and prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equal parts homage to Jane Austen and bold literary experiment, Eligible is a brilliant, playful, and delicious saga for the twenty-first century
A novel by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1991, Hannah is 14. In the magazines she reads, celebrities plan elaborate weddings; in Hannah's life, her parents' marriage is crumbling. Over the next 15 years, as Hannah moves from Philadelphia to Boston to Albuquerque, she finds that the answers to love's most bewildering questions become more complicated
The big read( Recording )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
Zusjesland by Curtis Sittenfeld( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee paranormaal begaafde tweelingzussen raken betrokken bij een mediahype rond een toekomstige aardbeving, hetgeen voor beiden grote gevolgen heeft
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the "wickedly entertaining" ( USA Today ) Curtis Sittenfeld, New York Times bestselling author of Prep and American Wife, comes a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice . Equal parts homage to Jane Austen and bold literary experiment, Eligible is a brilliant, playful, and delicious saga for the twenty-first century. This version of the Bennet family?and Mr. Darcy?is one that you have and haven't met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help?and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray. Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master's degree and barely leaves her room, except for those mysterious Tuesday-night outings she won't discuss. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane's fortieth birthday fast approaches. Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible . At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip's friend neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming. . . . And yet, first impressions can be deceiving. Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, Eligible both honors and updates Austen's beloved tale. Tackling gender, class, courtship, and family, Sittenfeld reaffirms herself as one of the most dazzling authors writing today. Praise for Curtis Sittenfeld and Eligible "If there exists a more perfect pairing than Curtis Sittenfeld and Jane Austen, we dare you to find it. . . . Sittenfeld makes an already irresistible story even more beguiling and charming." ? Elle "Sittenfeld is an obvious choice to re-create Jane Austen's comedy of manners. [She] is a master at dissecting social norms to reveal the truths of human nature underneath." ?The Millions "A delightful romp for not only Austen devotees but also lovers of romantic comedies and sly satire, as well . . . Bestselling Sittenfeld plus Jane Austen? What more could mainstream fiction readers ask for?" ? Booklist (starred review) "Sittenfeld adeptly updates and channels Austen's narrative voice?the book is full of smart observations on gender and money. . . . A clever retelling of an old-fashioned favorite." ?Publishers Weekly "Novelists get called master storytellers all the time, but Sittenfeld really is one." ?The Washington Post "Sittenfeld is popular but intellectual, accessible but mysterious and, above all?a perspective chameleon with an uncanny ability to enter the minds of callow prep school outcasts and devotedly compromising first ladies alike." ?NPR's All Things Considered "[Sittenfeld] is a master of dramatic irony, creating fully realized social worlds before laying waste to her heroines' understanding of them. . . . Her prose [is] a rich delight." ?The Boston Globe From the Hardcover edition
Prep and American Wife Two Bestselling Novels by Curtis Sittenfeld( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American wife : a novel
Alternative Names
Curtis Sittenfeld Amerikaans auteur

Curtis Sittenfeld Novelist, short story writer

Curtis Sittenfeld US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

סיטנפלד, קרטיס 1975-

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