American Wife

One of my co-workers just finished reading American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld.  This novel is about George W. and Laura Bush, or as known in the novel as Charlie and Alice Blackwell.  The novel focuses on Alice, who as a young adult was in a tragic accident that alters the course of her life.  Years later, she finds herself swept off her feet by Charlie and into the world of politics.  Here she discovers that she may love Charlie, but fundamentally disagrees with him.  Now as the First Lady, she is facing questions that are impossible to answer.  I was told that this is a fascinating story that kept my c0-worker reading late into the night.  It is an interesting tale about the behind the scenes of a First Family.  This novel is loosely based on the Bush family, but is still a work of fiction.

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