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Sittenfeld, Curtis

Overview
Works: 63 works in 230 publications in 4 languages and 16,448 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Young adult works 
Roles: Speaker
Classifications: PS3619.I94, 813.6
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Most widely held works by Curtis Sittenfeld
American wife : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld ( Book )
35 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 3,667 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.?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 )
34 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 3,016 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
Sisterland : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld ( Book )
19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,434 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
The man of my dreams : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld ( Book )
26 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,229 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
American wife a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member 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
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 932 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
An introduction to Old School by Tobias Wolff by Dan Stone ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
An introduction to To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee by Dan Stone ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 409 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 )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 298 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
An introduction to To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee audio guide by Dan Stone ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member 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
The man of my dreams by Curtis Sittenfeld ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A clueless young woman's fantasies about family, romance and love collide headlong with the challenges, complexities, and realities of adult life and relationships
De man van mijn dromen by Curtis Sittenfeld ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tussen haar veertiende en haar negenentwintigste is een jonge vrouw naarstig op zoek naar de man van haar dromen
De echtgenote by Curtis Sittenfeld ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Het levensverhaal van een bibliothecaresse die vrouw van de president van de VS wordt. Gebaseerd op het leven van Laura Bush
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Dutch and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een Amerikaans ouderpaar uit de lagere middenklasse is zeer verbaasd als hun dochter ervoor kiest naar een dure priveĢ-kostschool te gaan, waar ze zo haar best moet doen dat ze haar identiteit dreigt te verliezen
Wo zai gui zu xue xiao de ri zi by Curtis Sittenfeld ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 70 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 69 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
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For identical twins, Kate and Violet are about as unlike as two peas from the same pod can be. Except in one respect - they share a hidden gift they call 'the Senses', a special kind of intuition that can allow them to see things that are yet to come. After Kate inadvertently reveals their secret when they are thirteen years old, they are set on diverging paths into their adult lives. Twenty years later Kate is a suburban housewife who suppresses her premonitions in the hope of leading a normal family life, while Violet lives alone and works as a psychic medium. Then one day Violet ignites a media storm by predicting a major earthquake in the St Louis area where they live. As the day Violet has announced for the earthquake draws nearer, the sisters must grapple with the legacy of the past, the confusion of the present, and the unsettling glimpses they both have of the future
Wo de wan mei qing ren by Curtis Sittenfeld ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wo dang di yi fu ren de ri zi. by Curtis Sittenfeld ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Chinese (8)
Dutch (5)
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