Sisterland: A Novel

Sisterland: A Novel

Curtis Sittenfeld


NAMED the best NOVELS OF THE yr by means of
Slate • day-by-day sweet • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian (U.K.)

“Novelists get known as grasp storytellers forever, yet Sittenfeld relatively is one. . . . What can be such a lot strikingly very good approximately Sisterland is the way in which Sittenfeld depicts domesticity and motherhood.”—Maggie Shipstead, The Washington Post
Psychologically bright . . . Sisterland is a testomony to [Curtis Sittenfeld’s] transforming into intensity and insurance as a writer.”—Michiko Kakutani, The big apple Times
“[Sittenfeld’s] presents are in complete influence with this novel, and she or he makes use of them to create a really engrossing experience of uncertainty and suspense.”—Sloane Crosley, NPR’s All issues Considered

Curtis Sittenfeld, author of American spouse and Prep, returns with a enchanting novel of kin and id, loyalty and deception, and the fragile line among fact and belief.
From an early age, Kate and her exact dual sister, Violet, knew that they have been not like each person else. Kate and Vi have been born with abnormal “senses”—innate psychic talents referring to destiny occasions and different people’s secrets and techniques. notwithstanding Vi embraced her visions, Kate did her top to conceal them.
Now, years later, their diverse paths have led them either again to their fatherland of St. Louis. Vi has pursued an eccentric profession as a psychic medium, whereas Kate, a loyal spouse and mom, has settled down within the suburbs to elevate her kids. but if a minor earthquake hits in the course of the evening, the traditional existence Kate has consistently wanted for starts to shift. After Vi is going on tv to percentage a premonition that one other, extra devastating earthquake will quickly hit the St. Louis zone, Kate is mortified. both troubling, in spite of the fact that, is her worry that Vi might be correct. because the date of the expected earthquake quick methods, Kate is compelled to reconcile her fraught dating together with her sister and to stand truths approximately herself she’s lengthy attempted to deny.
humorous, haunting, and thought-provoking, Sisterland is a fantastically written novel of the duty now we have towards others, and the accountability we take for ourselves. along with her deep empathy, willing knowledge, and unerring expertise for locating the extreme moments in our daily lives, Curtis Sittenfeld is likely one of the so much remarkable voices in literary fiction today.

Praise for Sisterland
“What’s so much captivating approximately Sisterland is the intimate, intense portrayal of exact dual sisters. . . . [The novel] unfolds like an excellent prophecy—inevitable and shocking.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“The entire Sittenfeld . . . is as skillful as ever at constructing an exciting premise and likable characters. . . . Sittenfeld’s affectionate tackle sibling competition is spot-on.”—People
“The energy of [Sittenfeld’s] writing and the strength of her imaginative and prescient problem the thought that groovy fiction has to be not easy to learn. She is a grasp of dramatic irony, creating totally discovered social worlds earlier than laying waste to her heroines’ figuring out of them. . . . Her prose [is] a wealthy delight.”—The Boston Globe
Wise and infrequently wickedly entertaining . . . Readers who've siblings—especially ladies with sisters—will most probably come away feeling as though the writer particularly is psychic.”—USA Today

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