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 referred to as grasp storytellers forever, yet Sittenfeld fairly is one. . . . What could be so much strikingly first-class approximately Sisterland is the way in which Sittenfeld depicts domesticity and motherhood.”—Maggie Shipstead, The Washington Post
“Psychologically brilliant . . . Sisterland is a testomony to [Curtis Sittenfeld’s] growing to be intensity and coverage as a writer.”—Michiko Kakutani, The long island Times
“[Sittenfeld’s] presents are in complete impression with this novel, and he or she makes use of them to create a surely 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 family members 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 everybody else. Kate and Vi have been born with ordinary “senses”—innate psychic skills touching on 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 assorted 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 teenagers. but if a minor earthquake hits in the midst of the evening, the traditional lifestyles Kate has continually 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 sector, Kate is mortified. both troubling, although, is her worry that Vi should be correct. because the date of the anticipated earthquake fast methods, Kate is compelled to reconcile her fraught courting along 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've got towards others, and the accountability we take for ourselves. along with her deep empathy, willing knowledge, and unerring expertise for locating the intense moments in our daily lives, Curtis Sittenfeld is without doubt one of the so much unparalleled 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 outstanding prophecy—inevitable and shocking.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“The comprehensive Sittenfeld . . . is as skillful as ever at constructing an interesting premise and likable characters. . . . Sittenfeld’s affectionate tackle sibling contention is spot-on.”—People
“The strength of [Sittenfeld’s] writing and the strength of her imaginative and prescient problem the suggestion that groovy fiction has to be difficult to learn. She is a grasp of dramatic irony, creating totally discovered social worlds sooner than laying waste to her heroines’ realizing of them. . . . Her prose [is] a wealthy delight.”—The Boston Globe
“Wise and sometimes wickedly entertaining . . . Readers who've siblings—especially girls with sisters—will most likely come away feeling as though the writer quite is psychic.”—USA Today
From the publication edition.