By Curtis Sittenfeld
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
NAMED the most effective NOVELS OF THE yr by way of
Slate • day-by-day sweet • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian (U.K.)
“Novelists get referred to as grasp storytellers for all time, yet Sittenfeld relatively is one. . . . What could be such a lot strikingly first-class approximately Sisterland is the best way Sittenfeld depicts domesticity and motherhood.”—Maggie Shipstead, The Washington Post
“Psychologically shiny . . . Sisterland is a testomony to [Curtis Sittenfeld’s] transforming into intensity and coverage as a writer.”—Michiko Kakutani, The manhattan 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 spell binding novel of relations 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 every body else. Kate and Vi have been born with abnormal “senses”—innate psychic talents bearing on destiny occasions and different people’s secrets and techniques. even though 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 native land of St. Louis. Vi has pursued an eccentric profession as a psychic medium, whereas Kate, a faithful spouse and mom, has settled down within the suburbs to elevate her childrens. but if a minor earthquake hits in the midst of the evening, the traditional lifestyles Kate has constantly wanted for starts to shift. After Vi is going on tv to proportion a premonition that one other, extra devastating earthquake will quickly hit the St. Louis zone, Kate is mortified. both troubling, even though, is her worry that Vi should be correct. because the date of the anticipated earthquake speedy methods, Kate is pressured to reconcile her fraught dating 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 towards others, and the accountability we take for ourselves. together with her deep empathy, willing knowledge, and unerring expertise for locating the extreme moments in our daily lives, Curtis Sittenfeld is without doubt one of the so much remarkable 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 a superb prophecy—inevitable and shocking.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“The comprehensive Sittenfeld . . . is as skillful as ever at constructing an fascinating premise and likable characters. . . . Sittenfeld’s affectionate tackle sibling contention is spot-on.”—People
“The energy of [Sittenfeld’s] writing and the strength of her imaginative and prescient problem the thought that groovy fiction needs to be challenging to learn. She is a grasp of dramatic irony, creating totally discovered 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 girls with sisters—will most likely come away feeling as though the writer rather is psychic.”—USA Today
From the publication edition.