Reviews

  • "A work of psychological genius and has a wonderful twist at the end...a literary pageturner...There's a fizzing, daring originality to Sisterland that draws you in and takes your breath away."

    Observer
  • "Engagingly messy mixture of the comic and the sombre...a beautifully delicate way of describing both familial and conjugal love."

    Guardian
  • "Curtis Sittenfeld has a knack for capturing characters so vividly it's uncanny...brilliantly evokes small-town Eighties adolescence...the gripping denouement is expertly carried out."

    Daily Mail
  • "Wise and empathetic, this is a book with a great sense of humour and an even bigger heart."

    Glamour
  • "Sittenfeld's debut Prep was one of the best novels about adolescence written this century, and it is here, when dealing with the competitve world of teenage girls, that Sittenfeld is at her best in Sisterland...Like Kate Akinson with her recent Life After Life, Sittenfeld is a reliably realistic (if slightly dreamy) novelist who has here tackled a somewhat far-fetched concept outside her normal range and displayed impressive comfort in doing so."

    Sunday Times