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Sittenfeld, Curtis

Overview
Works: 45 works in 294 publications in 18 languages and 19,949 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Young adult works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: PS3619.I94, 813.6
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Publications about Curtis Sittenfeld
Publications by Curtis Sittenfeld
Most widely held works about Curtis Sittenfeld
 
Most widely held works by Curtis Sittenfeld
American wife : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )
46 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 3,618 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.?A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice learned the virtues of politeness early on from her stolid parents and small Wisconsin hometown. But a tragic accident when she was seventeen shattered her identity and made her understand the fragility of life and the tenuousness of luck. So more than a decade later, when she met boisterous, charismatic Charlie Blackwell, she hardly gave him a second look: She was serious and thoughtful, and he would rather crack a joke than offer a real insight; he was the wealthy son of a bastion family of the Republican party, and she was a school librarian and registered Democrat. Comfortable in her quiet and unassuming life, she felt inured to his charms. And then, much to her surprise, Alice fell for Charlie. As Alice learns to make her way amid the clannish energy and smug confidence of the Blackwell family, navigating the strange rituals of their country club and summer estate, she remains uneasy with her newfound good fortune. And when Charlie eventually becomes President, Alice is thrust into a position she did not seek?one of power and influence, privilege and responsibility. As Charlie?s tumultuous and controversial second term in the White House wears on, Alice must face contradictions years in the making: 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? In Alice Blackwell, New York Times bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld has created her most dynamic and complex heroine yet. American Wife is a gorgeously written novel that weaves class, wealth, race, and the exigencies of fate into a brilliant tapestry?a novel in which the unexpected becomes inevitable, and the pleasures and pain of intimacy and love are laid bare
Prep : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )
65 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 16 languages and held by 3,047 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
The man of my dreams : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )
40 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,287 libraries worldwide
Hannah Gavener's fantasies about family, romance, and love collide headlong with the challenges, complexities, and realities of adult life and relationships
Eligible : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )
12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,443 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
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld( Sound Recording )
16 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,073 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( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 960 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
Eligible : [a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice] by Curtis Sittenfeld( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 779 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
An introduction to Old School by Tobias Wolff by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Discusses the theme and characters in Wolff's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
An introduction to To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 619 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 376 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( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 365 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( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 138 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 modern retelling of Pride and prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 105 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
Harper Lee's To kill a mockingbird by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 69 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 39 libraries worldwide
The big read Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
A novel by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 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
Prep American wife by Curtis Sittenfeld( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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
 
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Curtis Sittenfeld Amerikaans auteur
Curtis Sittenfeld Novelist, short story writer
Curtis Sittenfeld US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin
시튼펠드, 커티스
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English (184)
Chinese (10)
Swedish (6)
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Polish (5)
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Romanian (1)
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