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American wife : a novel
Curtis Sittenfeld
Adult Fiction SITTENF

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Avatar for MLZ MLZ said:
Loosely based on the life of Laura Bush. Very interesting take on how we can't always help who we fall in love with and how our inner strength is so important.
posted Jul 7, 2010 at 12:14PM
AnneCP said:
In her fictionalized biography of Laura Bush, Sittenfeld pulls you in from the start with her understanding of time and place, as well as her creation of a complex, intriguing protagonist. Despite a weak final section, you will have a hard time putting this one down.
posted Sep 9, 2013 at 10:51AM
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main characters Alice Blackwell
Bookish; grew up in a small town; lost her first love in a car accident when she was 17; unexpectedly fell in love and married Charlie; thrust into a position of power she was not seeking; her private beliefs disagree with those of her husband; feels overwhlemed with her life.

Charlie Blackwell
Alice's husband.
U.S. President

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