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Sittenfeld, Curtis

Overview
Works: 44 works in 316 publications in 18 languages and 20,268 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  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 )
48 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 3,596 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 )
66 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 15 languages and held by 3,035 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 )
28 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,906 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 )
42 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,273 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 )
17 editions published in 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 1,889 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 )
18 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,079 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
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld( Sound Recording )
12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,034 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
American wife : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 950 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 To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 738 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
An introduction to Old School by Tobias Wolff by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 604 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 370 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 351 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 )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 122 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 68 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 54 libraries worldwide
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
The big read ( Sound Recording )
in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
Eligible : a modern retelling of pride and prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld( file )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
From the "wickedly entertaining" (USA Today) Curtis Sittenfeld, New York Times bestselling author of Prep and American Wife, comes a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. A 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
Meiguo fu ren by Curtis Sittenfeld( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 5 libraries worldwide
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
Languages
English (226)
Chinese (11)
Swedish (9)
Dutch (7)
Polish (5)
German (4)
Italian (4)
Hebrew (4)
Serbian (3)
Korean (3)
Czech (3)
French (2)
Danish (2)
Spanish (2)
Romanian (1)
Portuguese (1)
Indonesian (1)
Finnish (1)
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