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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0812975405
ISBN-13: 9780812975406
Sku: 210458038
Publish Date: 2/10/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  568
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When her husband is elected president of the United States, Alice Blackwell finds her new life as first lady increasingly tumultuous as she reflects on the privileges and difficulties of her position as her private beliefs conflict with her public responsibilities. *Author: Sittenfeld, Curtis *Publication Date: 2009/02/10 *Number of Pages: 568 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.25
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A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice Lindgren has no idea that she will one day end up in the White House, married to the president. In her small Wisconsin hometown, she learns the virtues of politeness, but a tragic accident when she is seventeen shatters her identity and changes the trajectory of her life. More than a decade later, 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. And when her husband unexpectedly becomes governor and then president, she discovers that she is married to a man she both loves and fundamentally disagrees with?and that her private beliefs increasingly run against her public persona. As her husband's presidency enters its second term, Alice must confront contradictions years in the making and face questions nearly impossible to answer.When her husband is elected president of the United States, Alice Blackwell finds her new life as first lady increasingly tumultuous as she reflects on the privileges and difficulties of her position as her private beliefs conflict with her public responsibilities.
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An innocent librarian finds herself married to a not-so-bright ne'er-do-well from a rich Texas family who bumbles along, bungling job after job, until he amazingly goes on to become President of the United States. Bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld (PREP) provides a fun new perspective on a familiar story that Americans, sadly, know all too well. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2008.

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"There is a lot of melodrama, but Sittenfeld's understated style works well...In the involving, richly imagined first section of the book." 07/01/2008

"Sittenfeld nails the details of what the rich eat and drink and wear, and the silent-but-deadly games a new fiancee plays with her future mother-in-law over cocktail hour on the porch." - Jennifer Weiner 06/05/2012

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0568
Product attributePublisher:   Random House Trade
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