NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of American Wife and Eligible . . . He proposed. She said no. And it changed her life forever. “Deviously clever . . . Sittenfeld’s Hillary is both a player in the Game of Thrones and a romance novel heroine. She’s a brilliant badass who has found her voice and knows how to use it. She’s whoever she wants to be.”—O: The Oprah Magazine In 1971, Hillary Rodham is a young woman full of promise: Life magazine has covered her Wellesley commencement speech, she’s attending Yale Law School, and she’s on the forefront of student activism and the women’s rights movement. And then she meets Bill Clinton. A handsome, charismatic southerner and fellow law student, Bill is already planning his political career. In each other, the two find a profound intellectual, emotional, and physical connection that neither has previously experienced. In the real world, Hillary followed Bill back to Arkansas, and he proposed several times; although she said no more than once, as we all know, she eventually accepted and became Hillary Clinton. But in Curtis Sittenfeld’s powerfully imagined tour-de-force of fiction, Hillary takes a different road. Feeling doubt about the prospective marriage, she endures their devastating breakup and leaves Arkansas. Over the next four decades, she blazes her own trail—one that unfolds in public as well as in private, that involves crossing paths again (and again) with Bill Clinton, that raises questions about the tradeoffs all of us must make in building a life. Brilliantly weaving a riveting fictional tale into actual historical events, Curtis Sittenfeld delivers an uncannily astute and witty story for our times. In exploring the loneliness, moral ambivalence, and iron determination that characterize the quest for political power, as well as both the exhilaration and painful compromises demanded of female ambition in a world still run mostly by men, Rodham is a singular and unforgettable novel.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Editor : Random House
Release : 2020-05-19
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ISBN-10 : 9780399590924
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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.” 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. 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? In Alice Blackwell, New York Times 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. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Curtis Sittenfeld's Sisterland. Praise for American Wife “Curtis Sittenfeld is an amazing writer, and American Wife 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.” –Richard Russo “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.” –Kurt Andersen

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Editor : Random House
Release : 2008-09-02
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ISBN-10 : 9781588367532
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'This addictive novel is the SLIDING DOORS of American politics. Gripping' STYLIST 'Startlingly good. One of my favourite writers' KATE ATKINSON ____________ 'Awfully opinionated for a girl' is what they call Hillary as she grows up in her Chicago suburb. Smart, diligent, and a bit plain, that's the general consensus. Then Hillary goes to college, and her star rises. At Yale Law School, she continues to be a leader- and catches the eye of driven, handsome and charismatic Bill. But when he asks her to marry him, Hillary gives him a firm No. How might things have turned out for them, for America, for the world itself, if Hillary Rodham had really turned down Bill Clinton? With her sharp but always compassionate eye, Sittenfeld explores the loneliness, moral ambivalence and iron determination that characterise the quest for high office, as well as the painful compromises demanded of female ambition in a world ruled by men. _____________________________ 'A lot of fun. A wonderful sad dream of what might have happened' GUARDIAN 'It ends up being a love letter to a type: the female intellectual, who is given none of the licence of her less talented male peers. At the end, i found myself saying Oh My God' OBSERVER 'An explosive new book' GRAZIA 'Getting inside a living person's head sounds like a colossally bad idea, but Sittenfeld makes it convincing here, just as she did with a character based on First Lady Laura Bush in her 2008 novel, AMERICAN WIFE' BBC CULTURE 'An ingenious yet plausible glimpse of an alternative reality' THE SPECTATOR 'Sittenfeld's RODHAM offers the cartharsis of uncomplicated regret' NEW YORKER 'A nauseating, moving, morally suggestive, technically brilliant book that made me think more than any in recent memory' NPR 'Deviously clever . . . Sittenfeld's Hillary is both a player in the Game of Thrones and a romance novel heroine. She's a brilliant badass who has found her voice and knows how to use it. She's whoever she wants to be' O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE 'Of all the SLIDING DOORS fantasies offered by the last 40 years of American office, this may be the most mouth-watering. THE BIG ISSUE 'Fascinating. Rich-with-possibilities concept' SAINSBURY'S MAGAZINE

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Editor : Random House
Release : 2020-05-19
File Download : 400 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781448170579
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Hillary Rodham Clinton has gone from being a student activist, to the First Lady of the United States, to a state senator, to the Secretary of State of the United States. Her inspiring and impressive life in law and politics is detailed in this fascinating biography. Readers will learn about her role as one of the most influential First Ladies of all time, as Secretary of State, and her plan to give everyone healthcare. This book features vibrant photos and images, intriguing facts, easy-to-read text, and a helpful glossary and index to provide readers with an engaging reading experience that will have them interested from beginning to end. This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title and a lesson plan.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Melissa Carosella
Editor : Teacher Created Materials
Release : 2011-09-05
File Download : 32 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781433315145
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Cracked But Not Shattered thoroughly analyzes Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination with an eye to identifying what went wrong-why, the frontrunner, she ended up not breaking "the glass ceiling." Although her communication was flawed and the media coverage of her did reflect biases, these essays demonstrate how her campaign was in trouble from the start because of her gender, status as a former First Lady, and being half of a political couple.

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Genre Book : History
Author : Theodore F. Sheckels
Editor : Lexington Books
Release : 2009
File Download : 226 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0739137298
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Traces the life and career of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former first lady who went on to become a senator for the state of New York, a presidential candidate, and secretary of state.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : JoAnn Bren Guernsey
Editor : Twenty-First Century Books
Release : 2009-09-01
File Download : 112 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780761351221
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Presents the life of the former first lady who has become a political figure in her own right as a United States senator and presidential candidate.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Michael Burgan
Editor : Capstone
Release : 2007-09-01
File Download : 112 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780756515881
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Traces the life and career of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former first lady who went on to become a senator for the state of New York, a presidential candidate, and secretary of state.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Dennis Abrams
Editor : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2009
File Download : 144 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781604130775
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The author chronicles her eight years as First Lady of the United States, looking back on her husband's two administrations, the challenges she faced during the period, the impeachment crisis, and her own political work.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
Editor : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2004-04-19
File Download : 567 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0743222253
Price : FREE

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"Hillary Rodham Clinton's fascinating journey from a little girl in Chicago, Illinois to secretary of state for the United States and the impact she has made on women's rights and human rights within the United States and beyond." -- P. [4] of cover.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Melissa Carosella
Editor : Teacher Created Materials
Release : 2011-09-01
File Download : 32 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1433315084
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