Curtis Sittenfeld

1 Eligible

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2016-04-19
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER •&#xa0;<b>Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, <i>Eligible</i> tackles gender, class, courtship, and family as Curtis Sittenfeld reaffirms herself as one of the most dazzling authors writing today.</b></b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND&#xa0;<i>THE TIMES (UK)</i><br /></b><br /> 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.<br /><br /> 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.<br /><br /> Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show <i>Eligible</i>. 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. . . . <br /><br /> And yet, first impressions can be deceiving.<br /><br /><b>Praise for&#xa0;<i>Eligible</i></b><br /><b><br /></b>“Even the most ardent Austenite will soon find herself seduced.”<b>—<i>O: The Oprah Magazine</i></b><br /><br /> “Blissful . . . Sittenfeld modernizes the classic in such a stylish, witty way you’d guess even Jane Austen would be pleased.”<b>—<i>People </i>(book of the week)</b><br /><br /> “[A] sparkling, fresh contemporary retelling.”<b>—<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /><br />“[Sittenfeld] is the ideal modern-day reinterpreter. Her special skill lies not just in her clear, clean writing, but in her general amusement about the world, her arch, pithy, dropped-mike observations about behavior, character and motivation. She can spot hypocrisy, cant, self-contradiction and absurdity ten miles away. She’s the one you want to leave the party with, so she can explain what really happened. . . . Not since <i>Clueless,</i> which transported <i>Emma</i> to Beverly Hills, has Austen been so delightedly interpreted. . . . Sittenfeld writes so well—her sentences are so good and her story so satisfying. . . . As a reader, let me just say: Three cheers for Curtis Sittenfeld and her astute, sharp and ebullient anthropological interest in the human condition.”<b>—Sarah Lyall, <i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /> “A clever, uproarious evolution of Austen’s story.”<b>—<i>The Denver Post</i></b><br /><br /> “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.”<b>—<i>Elle</i></b><br /><br />“A playful, wickedly smart retelling of Jane Austen’s <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>.”<b>—<i>BuzzFeed</i></b><br /><br /> “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.”<b><i>—The Millions</i></b><br /><i><br /></i>“A hugely entertaining and surprisingly unpredictable book, bursting with wit and charm.”<b>—<i>The Irish Times</i></b><br /><br /> “An unputdownable retelling of the beloved classic.”<b>—<i>PopSugar</i></b>

2 Sisterland

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-06-25
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY </b><br /> <b><i>Slate • Daily Candy • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian</i> (U.K.)</b><br /><br /><b>“Novelists get called master storytellers all the time, but Sittenfeld really is one. . . . What might be most strikingly excellent about <i>Sisterland</i> is the way Sittenfeld depicts domesticity and motherhood.”—Maggie Shipstead, <i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> <b>“<b>Psychologically vivid . . . <i>Sisterland</i> is a testament to [Curtis Sittenfeld’s] growing depth and assurance as a writer</b>.”—Michiko Kakutani, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> <b>“[Sittenfeld’s] gifts are in full effect with this novel, and she uses them to create a genuinely engrossing sense of uncertainty and suspense.”—Sloane Crosley, NPR’s <i>All Things Considered</i></b><br /></b><br />Curtis Sittenfeld,&#xa0;author of <i>American Wife </i>and<i> Prep, </i>returns with a mesmerizing novel of family and identity, loyalty and deception, and the delicate line between truth and belief.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> 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.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Now, years later, their different paths have led them both back to their hometown of St. Louis. Vi has pursued an eccentric career as a psychic medium, while Kate, a devoted wife and mother, has settled down in the suburbs to raise her two young children. But when a minor earthquake hits in the middle of the night, the normal life Kate has always wished for begins to shift. After Vi goes on television to share a premonition that another, more devastating earthquake will soon hit the St. Louis area, Kate is mortified. Equally troubling, however, is her fear that Vi may be right. As the date of the predicted earthquake quickly approaches, Kate is forced to reconcile her fraught relationship with her sister and to face truths about herself she’s long tried to deny.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Funny, haunting, and thought-provoking, <i>Sisterland</i> is a beautifully written novel of the obligation we have toward others, and the responsibility we take for ourselves. With her deep empathy, keen wisdom, and unerring talent for finding the extraordinary moments in our everyday lives, Curtis Sittenfeld is one of the most exceptional voices in literary fiction today.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Sisterland</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br />“What’s most <b>captivating</b> about <i>Sisterland</i> is the <b>intimate, intense</b> portrayal of identical twin sisters. . . . [The novel] unfolds like a good prophecy—inevitable and shocking.”<b><i>—San Francisco Chronicle</i></b><br /><br />“The accomplished Sittenfeld . . . is as skillful as ever at developing an intriguing premise and likable characters. . . . <b>Sittenfeld’s affectionate take on sibling rivalry is spot-on</b>.”—<b><i>People</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The power of [Sittenfeld’s] writing and the force of her vision challenge the notion that great fiction must be hard to read. She is <b>a master of dramatic irony, </b>creating fully realized social worlds before laying waste to her heroines’ understanding of them. . . . <b>Her prose [is] a rich delight</b>.”—<b><i>The Boston Globe</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “<b>Wise and often wickedly entertaining</b> . . . Readers who have siblings—especially women with sisters—will likely come away feeling as if the author really is psychic.”—<b><i>USA Today</i></b>

3 You Think It, I'll Say It

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2018-04-24
Description :  <b>“Every bit as smart, sensitive, funny, and genuine as her phenomenally popular novels,”* a dazzling collection from the&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling&#xa0;author of&#xa0;<i>Prep, American Wife,</i>&#xa0;and&#xa0;<i>Eligible</i></b><br /><br /><b>“I really loved all the characters in this book. They’re so complex and interesting, and in every story, you’ll find them going through these pivotal moments in their lives.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine&#xa0;Book Pick)</b> <br /><br />A suburban mother of two fantasizes about the downfall of an old friend whose wholesome lifestyle empire may or may not be built on a lie. A high-powered lawyer honeymooning with her husband is caught off guard by the appearance of the girl who tormented her in high school. A shy Ivy League student learns the truth about a classmate’s seemingly enviable life.<br /><br />Curtis Sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them. Now, with this first collection of short fiction, her “astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers’ heads” (<i>The Washington Post</i>) is showcased like never before. Throughout the ten stories in&#xa0;<i>You Think It, I’ll Say It,</i>&#xa0;Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided.<br /><br /> With moving insight and uncanny precision, Curtis Sittenfeld pinpoints the questionable decisions, missed connections, and sometimes extraordinary coincidences that make up a life. Indeed, she writes what we’re all thinking—if only we could express it with the wit of a master satirist, the storytelling gifts of an old-fashioned raconteur, and the vision of an American original.<br /><br /><b>*<i>Booklist</i>&#xa0;(starred review)</b>&#xa0;<br /><br /><b>Praise for</b> <i><b>You Think It, I'll Say It</b></i><br /><br />“[Curtis] Sittenfeld makes writing lively and diverting fiction look easy, though each deceptively simple and breezy story is masterfully paced and crafted. . . . Witty and buoyant, Sittenfeld delivers her characters to her audience with bemused perspicacity and above all affection. . . . Sittenfeld proves adept at quickly establishing characters in whom the reader feels inclined to invest immediately.”<b>—<i>Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /><br /> “Perfectly paced, witty and laced with unexpected twists: Every story here sticks its landing. . . . Whatever [Sittenfeld] writes, we’ll read it.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /><br /> “Razor-sharp, often hilarious . . . A witty, breezy, zeitgeist-y collection.”&#xa0;<b>—<i>USA TODAY</i></b>

4 American Wife

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2008-09-02
Description :  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.”<br /><br /> 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.<br /><br /> 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?<br /><br /> In Alice Blackwell, <i>New York Times</i> 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.<br /><br />BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Curtis Sittenfeld's <i>Sisterland.</i><br /><br /> <b>Praise for<i> American Wife</i></b><br /><br /> “Curtis Sittenfeld is an amazing writer, and <i>American Wife</i> is a brave and moving novel about the intersection of private and public life in America. Ambitious and humble at the same time, Sittenfeld refuses to trivialize or simplify people, whether real or imagined.” <br /> –Richard Russo<br /><br /> “What a remarkable (and brave) thing: a compassionate, illuminating, and beautifully rendered portrait of a fictional Republican first lady with a life and husband very much like our actual Republican first lady’s. Curtis Sittenfeld has written a novel as impressive as it is improbable.”<br /> –Kurt Andersen

5 Prep

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2005-01-11
Description :  <b>Curtis Sittenfeld’s debut novel, <i>Prep</i>, is an insightful, achingly funny coming-of-age story as well as a brilliant dissection of class, race, and gender in a hothouse of adolescent angst and ambition.</b><br /><br /> Lee Fiora is an intelligent, observant fourteen-year-old when her father drops her off in front of her dorm at the prestigious Ault School in Massachusetts. She leaves her animated, affectionate family in South Bend, Indiana, at least in part because of the boarding school’s glossy brochure, in which boys in sweaters chat in front of old brick buildings, girls in kilts hold lacrosse sticks on pristinely mown athletic fields, and everyone sings hymns in chapel. <br /><br /> As Lee soon learns, Ault is a cloistered world of jaded, attractive teenagers who spend summers on Nantucket and speak in their own clever shorthand. Both intimidated and fascinated by her classmates, Lee becomes a shrewd observer of–and, ultimately, a participant in–their rituals and mores. As a scholarship student, she constantly feels like an outsider and is both drawn to and repelled by other loners. By the time she’s a senior, Lee has created a hard-won place for herself at Ault. But when her behavior takes a self-destructive and highly public turn, her carefully crafted identity within the community is shattered.<br /><br /> Ultimately, Lee’s experiences–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; conflicts with her parents, from whom Lee feels increasingly distant, coalesce into a singular portrait of the painful and thrilling adolescence universal to us all.<br /><br /><b>BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Curtis Sittenfeld's <i>Sisterland.<br /><br /></i>Praise for <i>Prep</i></b><br /><br />“Curtis Sittenfeld is a young writer with a crazy amount of talent. Her sharp and economical prose reminds us of Joan Didion and Tobias Wolff. Like them, she has a sly and potent wit, which cuts unexpectedly–but often–through the placid surface of her prose. Her voice is strong and clear, her moral compass steady; I’d believe anything she told me.”<b>—Dave Eggers, author of&#xa0;</b><i><b>A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius</b><br /></i><br />“<i>Prep</i>’s every sentence rings true. Sittenfeld is a rising star.”<b>—Wally Lamb, author of&#xa0;<i>She’s Come Undone</i>&#xa0;and&#xa0;<i>I Know This Much Is True</i></b>

6 The Man of My Dreams

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2006-05-16
Description :  “Being raised in an unstable household makes you understand that the world doesn’t exist to accommodate you, which, in Hannah’s observation, is something a lot of people struggle to understand well into adulthood.”–from <i>The Man of My Dreams</i><br /><br />In her acclaimed debut novel, <i>Prep</i>, Curtis Sittenfeld created a touchstone with her pitch-perfect portrayal of adolescence. Her prose is as intensely realistic and compelling as ever in The Man of My Dreams, a disarmingly candid and sympathetic novel about the collision of a young woman’s fantasies of family and love with the challenges and realities of adult life.<br /><br />Hannah Gavener is fourteen in the summer of 1991. In the magazines she reads, celebrities plan elaborate weddings; in Hannah’s own life, her parents’ marriage is crumbling. And somewhere in between these two extremes–just maybe–lie the answers to love’s most bewildering questions. But over the next decade and a half, as she moves from Philadelphia to Boston to Albuquerque, Hannah finds that the questions become more rather than less complicated: At what point can you no longer blame your adult failures on your messed-up childhood? Is settling for someone who’s not your soul mate an act of maturity or an admission of defeat? And if you move to another state for a guy who might not love you back, are you being plucky–or just pathetic?<br /><br />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. <br /><br />Full of honesty and humor, <i>The Man of My Dreams</i> is an unnervingly insightful and beautifully written examination of the outside forces and personal choices that make us who we are.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

7 Prep and American Wife: Two Bestselling Novels

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $18.99
Release Date :  2013-04-22
Description :  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, <i>Prep</i> and <i>American Wife</i>. <br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>PREP</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Named One of the Top Ten Books of the Year by <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> 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.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>AMERICAN WIFE</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Named One of the Top Ten Books of the Year by <i>Time, People,</i> and <i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> 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.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for Curtis Sittenfeld</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “One of the most tender and accurate portraits of adolescence in recent memory.”—<i>San Francisco Chronicle, </i>on <i>Prep</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A tart and complex tale of social class, race, and gender politics.”—<i>The Boston Globe,</i> on <i>Prep</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “[Sittenfeld’s] dialogue captures teenage humor brilliantly, and her characters show remarkable depth.”—<i>Chicago Tribune,</i> on <i>Prep</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “An intelligent, bighearted novel about a controversial political dynasty.”—<i>Entertainment Weekly, </i>on<i> American Wife</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Smart and sophisticated . . . Sittenfeld has an astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers’ heads.”—<i>The Washington Post,</i> on <i>American Wife</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “An intimate and daring story . . . Alice is a woman of considerable intellect, compassion and character.” —<i>USA Today,</i> on <i>American Wife</i>

8 Sisterland – Ikerország

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-12-03
Description :  Kate és Violet ikertestvérek, akiknek az élete szoros kapcsolatuk ellenére is nagyon különböző vágányon halad. Mindketten különleges képességgel születtek, amelyet gyerekkorukban azonos mértékben alkalmaztak is: erős megérzés ez, egyfajta természetfeletti tudás emberekkel, helyzetekkel, a jövő történéseivel kapcsolatban. Felnőve azonban nagyon másképpen viszonyulnak különös adottságukhoz: míg Kate minden igyekezetével azon van, hogy elnyomja, és normális, hétköznapi életet éljen, addig Vi a maga teljességében kibontakoztatja, és médiumként keresi kenyerét.<br /> Azután egy őszi napon Vi számára nyilvánvalóvá válik egy közelgő földrengés lehetősége, testvére pedig megérzi a katasztrófa pontos dátumát. Olyan információ ez, amelyet nem tarthatnak meg maguknak, hiszen meg kell adni a lehetőséget, hogy az emberek fölkészüljenek a túlélésre. Nagy médianyilvánosságot kap tehát a jóslat, és a feszültség szinte tapinthatóvá válik, ahogy a megjelölt dátumhoz közeledünk. Valóra válik-e a jóslat, és mindent elnyel a föld? Vagy tévedés az egész, és Vi megszégyenül az egész kisváros előtt? És bármelyik lehetőség következik is be, lehetséges-e a túlélés a testvérek és családjuk számára?<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Curtis Sittenfeld számos nagyszerű könyv szerzője, amelyek közül a <i>The New York Times </i>az <i>American Wife</i>, a <i>The Man of My Dreams</i> és a <i>Prep</i> című regényt a 2005-ös év legjobb tíz kötete közé választotta. A <i>Sisterland</i> 2013-ban a <i>The New York Times</i> bestsellere lett. Sittenfeld írásai több neves újság és magazin lapjain is megjelennek (<i>The New York Times</i>, <i>The Atlantic Monthly</i>, <i>Salon</i>, <i>Allure, Glamour</i>). Könyveit eddig huszonöt nyelvre fordították le. Honlapja: www.curtissittenfeld.com.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> „Minden regényírót előszeretettel neveznek a történetmesélés mesterének, de Curtis Sittenfeld valóban az is...” <i>The Washington Post</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> „Curtis Sittenfeld az irodalmi élet Ed Nortona. Népszerű, ugyanakkor intellektuális, megközelíthető, ugyanakkor rejtélyes, de legfőképpen nézőpontváltó kaméleon azzal a hátborzongató képességgel, amellyel az iskolázatlan csavargó bőrébe éppúgy bele tud bújni, mint a legpuccosabb dámáéba... Sittenfeld képességei legjavát nyújtja ebben a regényben, amivel óriási feszültséget teremt az egyre növekvő bizonytalanságnak és gyanakvásnak köszönhetően. Pedig ő maga pontosan tudja, mit is hoz a jövő.” Sloane Crosley<br /> &#xa0;<br /> „Sittenfeld egy sor fontos témát felvonultat a <i>Sisterland</i>ben: szülői lét, faji kérdések, párkapcsolati gondok és a média által minden második héten oly előszeretettel alkalmazott pánikkeltés. A könyv nem is igazán a látnoki képességekről szól: inkább az aggódásról, a bizalomról és arról, hogy miként birkózunk meg az utunkba kerülő nehéz helyzetekkel. Kate jelképes előkészületei a földrengésre – ásványvizet halmoz föl a pincében, és leszedi a falról a képeket, tükröket – szimbolizálják mindannyiunk szánalmas bástyáit, amelyek mögé látszatbiztonságunk érdekében bújunk. Említettem már, mennyire vicces? Merthogy nagyon vicces is.” <i>The Portland Mercury</i>

9 Sanning och skvaller

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2017-01-05
Description :  Singel söker kärleken<br /><br />Familjen Bennet i amerikansk dokusåpa! Den hyllade Curtis Sittenfeld levererar här en modern version av <i>Stolthet och fördom</i> – lika delar Jane Austenhyllning som djärvt litterärt experiment. <i>Sanning och skvaller</i> är en lekfull, smart och underhållande saga för tvåtusentalet som tonsäkert tar sig an frågor om kön, klass, kärlek och familj och ja – stolthet och fördom.<br />Mr Darcy, Chip Bingley och hela familjen Bennet har fått uppdaterade roller i denna nyskapande tolkning som flyttat Jane Austens engelska drama till ett nutida USA.<br />Liz skriver för ett livsstilsmagasin och bor tillsammans med sin yogande syster Jane i New York. Men när deras far får hälsoproblem återvänder de till barndomshemmet i Cincinnati, och finner det stora Tudor-huset förfallet, och resten av familjen i en förvirrad röra. De yngsta systrarna Kitty och Lydia bryr sig mer om sina CrossFit-pass och Paleo-dieter än att skaffa jobb, och mellansystern Mary håller som bäst på med sin tredje magisterexamen och lämnar knappt sitt rum, med undantag för de mystiska tisdagsutflykterna som hon inte vill diskutera med någon. Mrs Bennet är lika neurotisk och påfrestande som alltid och försöker desperat hitta en lämplig giftaskandidat till Jane, vars fyrtioårsdag är i snabbt annalkande.<br />Så gör Chip Bingley, den nyinflyttade snygge läkaren som varit med i senaste säsongen av dokusåpan <i>Singel söker kärleken</i>, entré. Chip fattar genast tycke för Jane, medan Liz inte alls finner kirurgen Fitzwilliam Darcy lika charmerande. Spelet kan börja.<br /><br />Översättare: Molle Kanmert Sjölander,<br /><br />Omslagsformgivare: Eva Lindeberg

10 Come sposare un milionario

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2016-08-30
Description :  *** UN SUCCESSO DEL PASSAPAROLA PER MESI IN TESTA ALLE CLASSIFICHE AMERICANE E INGLESI *** Il matrimonio è sopravvalutato. Almeno è così che la pensa il Signor Bennet, padre di cinque splendide figlie - tutte ostinatamente nubili - e marito di lungo corso di una donna ingombrante. Ma quando Chip Bingley, scapolo tra i più ambiti, fa ritorno a Cincinnati, niente e nessuno può contenere la frenesia che come una febbre si impossessa della Signora Bennet. L’eccitabile e invadente matriarca, infatti, è pronta a tutto pur di vedere sistemate almeno le maggiori tra le sue ragazze: la dolce Jane, maestra di yoga ormai vicina ai quaranta e tormentata dal desiderio di un figlio, e l’inquieta Lizzie, giornalista residente a New York e single part-time. Poco importa che problemi ben più pressanti minaccino la serenità della famiglia… Sull’orlo della rovina economica, incalzate da mille imprevisti e complicazioni, riusciranno le sorelle Bennet a sopravvivere a quel ciclone chiamato amore? Con implacabile leggerezza, Sittenfeld ci racconta chi siamo in questa storia romantica e irriverente, modernissima e senza tempo, scintillante di intelligenza e di ironia. “Nel 2009 è stato One Day, qualche anno dopo Gone Girl. Il libro del momento è Come sposare un milionario.” - The Times “Curtis Sittenfeld e Orgoglio e pregiudizio. Esiste forse combinazione più perfetta?” - Elle “Soldi, sesso, potere nella scoppiettante rilettura di uno dei classici più amati.” - Publishers Weekly “Gioia pura. Un romanzo esilarante e pieno di charme.” - Jessie Burton, autrice di Il miniaturista

11 Die Frau des Präsidenten

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld, Gesine Schröder & Carina Tessari
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2012-05-24
Description :  Meisterhaft und einfühlsam schildert Curtis Sittenfeld den unfreiwilligen Aufstieg einer Frau bis an die Spitze einer Weltmacht, ihre Selbstzweifel und die Widersprüche ihres Lebens. Mit dieser fiktiven aber dem wahren Leben kunstvoll angelehnten Geschichte gelingt der US-Bestsellerautorin das ehrliche, kontrovers diskutierte Porträt der völlig zu Unrecht unterschätzten Laura Bush – ein Roman voller Charme und Esprit.

12 Systerland

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2014-07-24
Description :  <b>Förbannelse eller gåva?</b><br /><br />Efter framgångarna med <i>I en klass för sig </i>och <i>Presidentens hustru </i>är Curtis Sittenfeld en författare som närmast dyrkas av sina läsare. Nu är hon tillbaka med en självlysande berättelse om systerskap och familjeband, lojalitet och svek, och om den ibland hårfina skillnaden mellan tro och visshet.<br />Enäggstvillingarna Vi och Kate är födda med en gåva, eller en förbannelse: de är synska. Den excentriska Vi omfamnar sin förmåga, hon säger sig kommunicera med en skyddsängel och försörjer sig som medium. Kate däremot gör allt för att dölja sitt annorlundaskap; det skrämmer henne och hon går helhjärtat in för rollen som rekorderlig hustru och småbarnsförälder och byter till och med namn för att inte förknippas med sin bohemiska syster och hennes obskyra verksamhet. Men när Vi förutspår att deras hemstad St. Louis i Missouri inom ett par veckor kommer att drabbas av en förödande jordbävning rubbas Kates cirklar, eftersom hon djupt inombords vet att Vis förutsägelse stämmer. Hur ska hon kunna skydda sin familj och varna omvärlden för den annalkande katastrofen utan att avslöja sin skamliga hemlighet?<br /><i>Systerland </i>är spännande som en psykologisk nedräkningsthriller samtidigt som den är en mästerligt utmejslad relationsroman med en upplösning som ställer allt på ända.<br /><br />"Precis som i <i>En klass för sig</i> tecknar Sittenfeld ett knivskarpt porträtt av en ovanlig kvinna, Kate, i en vanlig medelklassmiljö. En social thriller maskerad till uppväxtskildring, om man så vill. Här serveras vi den amerikanska drömmen - lika klaustrofobiskt skildrad som i John Williams <i>Stoner</i> eller Jonathan Franzens <i>Frihet</i> - liksom tagen bakifrån. En stark overklighetskänsla griper tag i mig under läsningen. Och den handlar inte om spöken och spådomar, utan om en växande insikt: Att förnuftet alltför sällan är det som styr våra handlingar. (...) Curtis Sittenfelds briljanta roman <i>Systerland</i> är full av den sortens vardagliga vidskeplighet." Ulrika Kärnborg, Expressen<br /><br />Översättare: Helena Hansson<br />Omslagsformgivare: Eva Lindeberg

13 Eine Klasse für sich

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld & Verena von Koskull
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2016-11-21
Description :  Die Reifeprüfung. Lee Fiora, Stipendiatin einer Bostoner Eliteschule, ist in der Welt der Reichen und Privilegierten nur Außenseiterin. Was anderen im Leben selbstverständlich erscheint, hinterfragt sie und stellt es in ein ganz neues Licht: intelligent, witzig und manchmal böse. Messerscharf schildert Curtis Sittenfeld die Abgründe des Teenagerdaseins und was es heißt, seinen Platz im Leben zu finden. »Klasse!« Vanity Fair »Ein großer Wurf!« New York Times »Macht so süchtig wie M&amp;Ms.« Boston Globe

14 I en klass för sig

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2006-04-20
Description :  På den&#xa0;glassiga internatskolan Ault går tonåringar som är&#xa0;i en klass för sig, och&#xa0;Lee inser snabbt&#xa0;att hon måste klara fler test än inträdesprovet för att passa in<br /><br />Lee Fiora är en intelligent och observant fjortonåring när hennes pappa släpper av henne utanför sovsalen till den prestigefyllda internatskolan i Massachusetts. Hon har lämnat sin livliga lyckliga familj efter att ha sökt ett stipendium till Ault som hon, åtminstone delvis, valt på grund av den glassiga broschyr hon beundrat. Men Lee upptäcker snart att skolan är en sluten värld av blasé, attraktiva ungdomar som tillbringar sina lov på exklusiva semesterorter och som bara kommunicerar med sina likar. Pengar är något alla andra har, men ingen talar om. I deras sällskap blir Lee någon hon inte vill vara, någon hon inte ens känner igen. Hennes försök att närma sig andra slutar oftast i att hon sluter sig än mer. Hur ska man veta vem man är, när ingenting omkring påminner en?<br /><br />Curtis Sittenfelds debutbok är en insiktsfull, hjärtslitande och rolig uppväxthistoria likaväl som ett skickligt utforskande av klass, ras och kön i ett drivhus av tonårsångest, sex och ambition.<br /><br />Översättare: Gudrun Samuelsson,<br /><br />Omslagsformgivare: Miroslav Sokcic

15 Sin compromiso

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-02-01
Description :  Libro estrella en The New York Times, Sin compromiso es una elegante y divertida reescritura en clave moderna de Orgullo y prejuicio.<br /><br />Nada en el mundo podría haber preparado a Lizzy Bennet, treintañera de buena familia que trabaja en una revista femenina, y a su hermana mayor, Jane, monitora de yoga a punto de cumplir los cuarenta, para el panorama que se encuentran al volver a&#xa0; Cincinnati: la enorme casa de estilo Tudor en la que se criaron se cae a pedazos y toda su familia parece envuelta en una crisis sin solución. Las hermanas menores, Kitty y Lydia, están demasiado ocupadas con sus ejercicios de crossfit y sus paleodietas como para buscar trabajo. Mary, la mediana, está sacándose su tercera carrera on-line y apenas sale de su cuarto. Y la señora Bennet solo piensa en una cosa: cómo casar a sus hijas. Con la entrada en escena de Chip Bingley, un atractivo médico que ha participado en un reality para buscar pareja, y su amigo, el neurocirujano Fitzwilliam Darcy, la vida de todos los miembros de la familia Bennet dará un giro completamente inesperado...<br /><br />En Sin compromiso, que homenajea y revisa con desenfado la obra maestra de Jane Austen, Sittenfeld lanza una nueva y refrescante mirada sobre temas tan clásicos como las diferencias de clase, el amor o las relaciones familiares, logrando así una de las novelas más sofisticadas y entretenidas de los últimos años.

16 Una perfecta educación

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2018-02-21
Description :  La adolescencia te prepara para todo... menos para sobrevivir a ella.<br /><br />Si siempre has querido leer El guardián entre el centeno con una chica como protagonista, ¡tienes que conocer a Lee Fiora!<br /><br />«Cómica, sincera, sorprendentemente sensual y teñida por una mirada muy particular sobre la vida y los corazones rotos en un exclusivo internado de Nueva Inglaterra». <br />Tom Perrotta<br /><br />«La prosa de Curtis Sittenfeld se abre camino con una voz tan firme y rotunda que me creería cualquier cosa que dijese».<br />Dave Eggers<br /><br />Cuando su padre la acompaña hasta la entrada del prestigioso internado Ault de Massachusetts, no parece que Lee Fiora añore demasiado a la familia que deja atrás en su pequeña ciudad de Indiana, seducida por las brillantes fotografías del elegante folleto promocional del centro: chicos de uniforme delante de vetustos edificios de ladrillo y chicas con falda escocesa y palos de lacrosse sobre un césped inmaculado. Pero como no tarda en descubrir, Ault es un mundo aparte, habitado por jóvenes ricos, hastiados y atractivos que se rigen por sus propios códigos. Tan intimidada como atraída por su deslumbrante entorno, Lee luchará por construir una nueva identidad que le permita seguir adelante, un delicado equilibrio entre dejar de sentirse una extraña y no olvidarse de ser ella misma.<br /><br />Con una protagonista tan auténtica y llena de matices como el Holden Caulfield de Salinger o el Mick Kelly de McCullers, Una perfecta educación es un afilado retrato de la intensa y contradictoria edad de los ritos de paso, una divertida, desprejuiciada y sensual puesta al día de la eterna novela de aprendizaje.

17 Un bon parti

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $16.99
Release Date :  2018-03-01
Description :  Elizabeth et Darcy sont de retour. <br />Toutes les mères de famille de Cincinnati sont dans les starting-blocks : le célèbre Chip Bingley vient de s'installer en ville. Ex-participant d'une émission de téléréalité, il est beau, médecin, riche et CÉLIBATAIRE. Le parti idéal. <br /> Elizabeth Bennet, de son côté, s'en moque éperdument, d'autant que le jeune homme est toujours accompagné de son collègue, l'insupportable et suffisant Fitzwilliam Darcy. La jeune femme a de toute façon de quoi faire : elle a décidé de redresser les finances familiales malgré la résistance de trois sœurs qui vivent encore aux crochets de leurs parents et d'une mère qui soigne ses névroses à coups de shopping en ligne. <br /> Quant à sa sœur aînée, Jane, elle n'a rien trouvé de mieux que de craquer pour le fameux Chip. Et puisque l'attirance semble réciproque, Elizabeth devra encore croiser ce foutu Darcy. Génial. <br /><br /> " Il n'existe pas de plus parfaite association que Curtis Sittenfeld et Jane Austen. " <i>Elle USA</i> <br /><br /> " Un pur bonheur... Frivole, glamour, un Orgueil et Préjugés terriblement moderne. " Jessie Burton, auteur du <i>Miniaturiste</i>

18 Pierwsze wrażenia

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Genre :  Romance  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2018-03-20
Description :  Współczesna wersja <i>Dumy i uprzedzenia</i>: Liz zbliża się do czterdziestki. Jest dziennikarką i mieszka w Nowym Jorku, tak jak jej siostra Jane, instruktorka jogi. Kiedy u ich ojca lekarze podejrzewają poważną chorobę, kobiety wracają do rodzinnego domu w Cincinnati. Odkrywają, że ich posiadłość w stylu Tudorów, w której dorastały, popadła w ruinę, a rodzina w rozpacz.<br /> Najmłodsze siostry Kitty i Lydia są zbyt zajęte treningami CrossFit i dietami Paleo, aby poszukać pracy. Mary, siostra średnia, właśnie zdobywa on-line swój trzeci tytuł magistra i ledwo wychodzi z pokoju, za wyjątkiem tych tajemniczych wtorkowych nocnych eskapad, o których nie chce opowiadać. Pani Bennet myśli tylko o jednym: jak wydać córki za mąż, a zwłaszcza Jane, której czterdzieste urodziny zbliżają się wielkimi krokami.<br /> Wtedy pojawia się Chip Bingley, przystojny lekarz, który niedawno wystąpił w telewizyjnym reality show <i>Kawaler do wzięcia</i>. Podczas grilla z okazji Dnia Niepodległości Chip spotyka Jane, która zaczyna go bardzo interesować. Jego przyjaciel natomiast, neurochirurg Fitzwilliam Darcy nie wydaje się już tak czarujący, jak kolega. Szczególne obiekcje ma wobec niego Liz. Jednak pierwsze wrażenia mogą okazać się zwodnicze…



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