Book Eight: American Wife

American Wife, Curtis Sittenfeld

I love the idea behind this book: a completely fictionalized novel based on the life of Laura Bush. And Curtis Sittenfeld is such a brilliant writer, that everything about this worked. At one point I thought, "Oh shit, I am actually kind of liking the character of George Bush. Crap." And the book has an amazing punch line of an ending. It's worth it to read for more than that reason, though. Just the way she strings words together is lovely and more than enough reason to spend 500+ pages on the thoughts of a fictional first lady.


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