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Sittenfeld, Curtis

Overview
Works: 71 works in 448 publications in 20 languages and 22,820 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bildungsromans  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Young adult works  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: PS3619.I94, 813.6
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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 )

55 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,648 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?
Sisterland : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )

33 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,267 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
Prep : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )

79 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 3,083 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
Eligible : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )

36 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The man of my dreams : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )

46 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 2,206 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
You think it, I'll say it : stories by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )

15 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Curtis Sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them. Now, with this first collection of short fiction, her "astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers' heads" (The Washington Post) is showcased like never before."--Dust jacket
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld( Recording )

18 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Eligible, equal parts homage to Jane Austen and bold literary experiment, is a saga for the twenty-first century, brilliant, playful, and delicious. This version of the Bennet family is one that you have and have not met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like Jane, her yoga instructor older sister, 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. Kitty and Lydia, youngest sisters, are too busy with their CrossFit workouts to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third master's degree online and barely leaves her room. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters. Enter Chip Bingley, a doctor, handsome and new-in-town, who recently appeared on Eligible, the juggernaut reality TV dating show. Chip, at a Fourth of July barbecue, takes an interest in Jane, immediately, but Fitzwilliam Darcy, who is Chip's friend and neurosurgeon, reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming. And yet, first impressions can be deceiving"--Container
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld( Recording )

23 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,067 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 )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Blackwell is the president's wife, the former school librarian is thrust into a position of power and influence, privilege and responsibility. During her husband's second term she must face contradictions when her beliefs disagree with his
An introduction to To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee by Dan Stone( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
The Best American Short Stories 2017 by T. Coraghessan Boyle( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a selection of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
An introduction to Old School by Tobias Wolff by Dan Stone( Recording )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
You think it, I'll say it : stories by Curtis Sittenfeld( Recording )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dazzling collection of short stories from the New York Times bestselling author of Prep, American Wife, and Eligible Curtis Sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them. Now, with this first collection of short fiction, her "astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers' heads" ( The Washington Post ) is showcased like never before. 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. In "The World Has Many Butterflies," married acquaintances play a strangely intimate game with devastating consequences. In "Vox Clamantis in Deserto," a shy Ivy League student learns the truth about a classmate's seemingly enviable life. In "A Regular Couple," a high-powered lawyer honeymooning with her husband is caught off guard by the appearance of the girl who tormented her in high school. And in "The Prairie Wife," a suburban mother of two fantasizes about the downfall of an old friend whose wholesome-lifestyle empire may or may not be built on a lie
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 342 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 )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 342 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
Eligible : a modern retelling of Pride and prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 142 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 : top ten bestseller by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harper Lee's To kill a mockingbird by Dan Stone( Recording )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 64 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
Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quality of life report by Meghan Daum( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meghan Daum's unforgettable debut novel brings her sharp wit and courageous social commentary to the story of Lucinda Trout, a New York television reporter in search of greener pastures. Moving to the slower- paced, friendly, and vastly more affordable Midwestern town of Prairie City, Lucinda zealously creates a series of televised reports for her New York audience about her newfound quality of life. But when Lucinda falls for eccentric local Mason Clay, her naïveté about the real world leads her down an unexpected path, where she encounters, among other things, a drafty old farmhouse filled with children, an ever-growing menagerie of farm animals, and the harshest winter the region has seen in twenty years. In other words, simplicity just isn't as simple as it is cracked up to be, and "quality of life," Lucinda learns, is much more complicated than she ever imagined
 
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American wife : a novel
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Alternative Names
Curtis Sittenfeld American novelist

Curtis Sittenfeld Amerikaans auteur

Curtis Sittenfeld novel·lista estatunidenca

Curtis Sittenfeld novelista estadounidense

Curtis Sittenfeld US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Sittenfeld, Elizabeth Curtis, 1975-

시튼펠드, 커티스 1975-

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