Last week I found a great online book club!
They are going to start reading Curtis Sittenfeld's American Wife for April. This book was already on my "to-read" list so I went out and bought it and plan on following along the discussions in the Book Club!
Here is a synopsis of the book:
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 privileged. 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.
In case you can't tell it is a fictionalized portrait of Laura Bush. I read her other novel, Prep, a few years ago and really enjoyed it, so I am looking forward to this one!
Go get the book and follow along with us!