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American wife : a novel
Curtis Sittenfeld
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Elizabeth Curtis Sittenfeld was born August 23, 1975 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is an American writer. Her titles include: Prep, the tale of a Massachusetts prep school; The Man of My Dreams, a coming-of-age novel and an examination of romantic love; and American Wife, a fictional story loosely based on the life of First Lady Laura Bush. Sittenfeld attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, before transferring to Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. At Stanford, she studied Creative Writing. At the time, she was also chosen as one of Glamour magazine's College Women of the Year. She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. (Bowker Author Biography)

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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.
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