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Where to start reading Curtis Sittenfeld’s books

You might know she's written an alternate history of Hillary Rodham Clinton's life, but which of Curtis Sittenfeld's books do you read next? Follow our guide.

A guide on where to start with Curtis Sittenfeld's books
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Read any review of Curtis Sittenfeld's books and they'll be full of praise for how acutely the author captures the lives of women, whether her characters are teenagers or presidential candidates.

She began her publishing career with a book set in an elite boarding school, and since then has gone on to write about small-town life, and big-town dreams.

With Rodham – which imagines what would have happened if Hillary Rodham had never married Bill Clinton – it's been hard to miss Sittenfeld in 2020. But never fear, if you devoured and loved her newest novel and are now feeling bereft, we have good news: there are plenty of other books by Sittenfeld you can sink your teeth into. 

Here's what we recommend. 

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