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  • Published: 3 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780552776592
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $19.99

Sisterland

The striking Sunday Times bestseller




From the bestselling author of American Wife, a novel about twin sisters who share a special gift, and the enduring bond between them. A Richard & Judy Book Club pick.

*****PRE-ORDER CURTIS SITTENFELD'S GRIPPING NEW NOVEL, RODHAM, OUT THIS SUMMER*****BY THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RODHAM and AMERICAN WIFE'A work of psychological genius' OBSERVER_______________________________-

Identical twins, Kate and Violet are about as unlike as two peas from the same pod can be. Except in one respect - they share a hidden gift. But after Kate inadvertently reveals their secret when they are thirteen years old, their lives are set on diverging paths.Twenty years later Kate, a devoted wife and mother, has settled down in the suburbs to raise her two young children. Violet is single, and lives a much more flamboyant and eccentric life. Then one day Violet ignites a media storm by predicting a major earthquake in the St Louis area where they live.

As the day Violet has announced for the earthquake draws nearer, Kate must attempt to repair her fraught relationship with her sister, and to face truths about herself she has long tried to deny.

  • Published: 3 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780552776592
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Curtis Sittenfeld

Curtis Sittenfeld pulls no punches in her scathing and hilarious indictments of the American middle classes. Her Sunday Times bestselling novel American Wife was longlisted for the Orange Prize, as was her debut novel Prep. Her other books include TheMan of My Dreams, Sisterland, Eligible, the acclaimed short story collection You Think It, I’ll Say It and her latest novel Rodham. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Oprah Magazine and the New York Times magazine. Sittenfeld is also the guest editor for the 2020 Best American Short Stories anthology. She lives with her family in the American Mid-West. Follow her on Twitter @CSittenfeld

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Praise for Sisterland

Novelists get called master storytellers all the time, but Sittenfeld really is one.

Washington Post

Psychologically vivid...Sisterland is a testament to the author's growing depth and assurance as a writer.

Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

A must-read: the best dissection of a life spent among small children I've ever read.

Viv Groskop, Observer (Books of the Year)

This assured and confident novel successfully combines the high-concept fantasy of Bewitched with the high-brow realism of Updike or Tyler

Independent

Fans will be swept along by Sittenfeld's confident, page-turning writing

The Times

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