Evidence of Barak Obama’s fast approaching inaguaration day is everywhere: from the cable news channels, to the newstands and now in the newest piece of fiction by New York Times bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld. Slate magazine has asked her to pen an original inaguration novella which appears on their website in five parts. Sittenfeld’s first foray into […]

  Curtis Sittenfeld’s new novel, American Wife, is the story of Alice Blackwell, a sweet-faced Midwestern girl who is charmed by a rising politician, marries into one of the richest and most renowned political families in the country, and becomes a beloved First Lady. Sound familiar? Well, Sittenfeld doesn’t hide it – there are many similarities […]