By Curtis Sittenfeld
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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 for all time, yet Sittenfeld relatively is one. . . . What may be such a lot strikingly first-class approximately Sisterland is the way in which Sittenfeld depicts domesticity and motherhood.”—Maggie Shipstead, The Washington Post
“Psychologically vibrant . . . Sisterland is a testomony to [Curtis Sittenfeld’s] starting to be intensity and coverage as a writer.”—Michiko Kakutani, The big apple Times
“[Sittenfeld’s] presents are in complete impact with this novel, and he or she makes use of them to create a surely engrossing feel 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 relatives and identification, 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 in contrast to every body else. Kate and Vi have been born with extraordinary “senses”—innate psychic talents bearing on destiny occasions and different people’s secrets and techniques. although Vi embraced her visions, Kate did her most sensible to conceal them.
Now, years later, their assorted paths have led them either again to their place of birth 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 teenagers. but if a minor earthquake hits in the midst of the evening, the traditional lifestyles Kate has consistently wanted for starts off 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, although, is her worry that Vi should be correct. because the date of the anticipated earthquake quick ways, Kate is pressured 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 we have now towards others, and the accountability we take for ourselves. together with her deep empathy, prepared knowledge, and unerring expertise for locating the extreme moments in our daily lives, Curtis Sittenfeld is likely one of the so much extraordinary voices in literary fiction today.
Praise for Sisterland
“What’s such a lot captivating approximately Sisterland is the intimate, intense portrayal of exact dual sisters. . . . [The novel] unfolds like an exceptional prophecy—inevitable and shocking.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“The entire Sittenfeld . . . is as skillful as ever at constructing an fascinating 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 inspiration that groovy fiction has to be not easy to learn. She is a grasp of dramatic irony, creating absolutely learned social worlds ahead of laying waste to her heroines’ knowing of them. . . . Her prose [is] a wealthy delight.”—The Boston Globe
“Wise and sometimes wickedly entertaining . . . Readers who've siblings—especially ladies with sisters—will most probably come away feeling as though the writer quite is psychic.”—USA Today
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