• "Such an accomplished work of fiction... a thoughtful and compelling examination of the mechanics of family and marriage... Knowing and knowledgeable, yet also inventive and original, American Wife is a thrilling combination of history and surprises"

  • "Superbly well-written - one of the most absorbing books of the year"

    Evening Standard
  • "Thoroughly enjoyable. The plot is beautifully paced, the writing quick, clear, absorbing... A sweeping saga"

    The Times
  • "A powerful, utterly compelling and strangely moving fictional account of a First Lady who bears more than a passing resemblance to Laura Bush"

    Daily Mirror
  • "I was utterly absorbed in this story of a political marriage and a wife who has her own reasons. Curtis Sittenfeld has thrown a powerful light on small town America and its misunderstood values"

    Linda Grant, Booker shortlisted author of The Clothes on Their Backs