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American Wife: A Novel

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? A gorgeously written novel that weaves class, wealth, race, and fate into a brilliant portrait of a first lady -- from the author of Rodham and Eligible

"Terrific... an intelligent, bighearted novel about a controversial political dynasty." -- Entertainment Weekly

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Time ? People ? Entertainment Weekly

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.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review ? Chicago Tribune ? NPR ? Rocky Mountain News ? St. Louis Post-Dispatch ? The Washington Post Book World

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  • Publication Date: August 18, 2008
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 573 Pages
  • File Size: 4,008 KB

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