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    • Atomic Marriage

    • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated by: Diane Lane
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    All marriages are hard. Many of them fail. Brock Lewis, an evangelical businessman turned self-published author, has the answer. Follow his international bestselling book’s 12-point “Atomic Doctrine” - make eye contact with your spouse? Always! Use the bathroom in front of them? Never! - and you, too, can build a marriage that thrives.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • You Think It, I'll Say It

    • Stories
    • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Mark Deakins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 533
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      4 out of 5 stars 463
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 464

    Throughout the 10 stories in You Think It, I'll Say It, Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided. With moving insight and uncanny precision, Curtis Sittenfeld pinpoints the questionable decisions, missed connections, and sometimes extraordinary coincidences that make up a life. Indeed, she writes what we're all thinking - if only we could express it with the wit of a master satirist, the storytelling gifts of an old-fashioned raconteur, and the vision of an American original.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like Potato Chips, You Can’t Read Just One

    • By Gretchen SLP on 08-04-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Eligible

    • A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice
    • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 2,405
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      4 out of 5 stars 2,171
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      4 out of 5 stars 2,178

    This version of the Bennet family - and Mr. Darcy - is one that you have and haven't met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late 30s who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help - and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling, and the family is in disarray.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Where are my beloved characters? Not in here

    • By Canadian eReader on 04-22-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • American Wife

    • A Novel
    • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 467
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
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      4 out of 5 stars 264

    On what might become one of the most significant days in her husband's presidency, Alice Blackwell considers the strange and unlikely path that has led her to the White House and the repercussions of a life lived, as she puts it, "almost in opposition to itself."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasant surprise

    • By jennifer on 06-24-14

    Regular price: $43.93

    • Prep

    • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated by: Julie Dretzin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 415
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 339

    This New York Times best-seller is a funny and poignant coming-of-age story, a dead-on examination of adolescent angst, and a sharp criticism of America’s social structure. Fourteen-year-old Lee Fiora enrolls at the prestigious Ault School of Massachusetts and is surrounded by beautiful, wealthy students. She immediately feels like an outsider, but manages to carve out a niche for herself. Then everything falls apart when Lee’s private thoughts become public information.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Easy & Enjoyable Listen

    • By Lorraine on 06-07-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Sisterland

    • A Novel
    • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 520
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      4 out of 5 stars 469
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      4 out of 5 stars 470

    From an early age, Kate and her identical twin sister, Violet, knew that they were unlike everyone else. Kate and Vi were born with peculiar "senses" - innate psychic abilities concerning future events and other people’s secrets. Though Vi embraced her visions, Kate did her best to hide them. Now, years later, their different paths have led them both back to their hometown of St. Louis. Vi has pursued an eccentric career as a psychic medium, while Kate, a devoted wife and mother, has settled down in the suburbs to raise her two young children. But when a minor earthquake hits in the middle of the night, the normal life Kate has always wished for begins to shift.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too many minor details and not enough story.

    • By Erica on 07-05-13

    Regular price: $35.00

    • American Wife

    • A Novel
    • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice learned the virtues of politeness early on from her stolid parents and small Wisconsin hometown. But a tragic accident when she was 17 shattered her identity and made her understand the fragility of life and the tenuousness of luck.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good listen

    • By Susan on 02-23-09

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Man of My Dreams

    • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 56
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      3 out of 5 stars 21

    Hannah Gavener is 14 in the summer of 1991. In the magazines she reads, celebrities plan elaborate weddings; in Hannah's own life, her parents' marriage is crumbling. And somewhere in between these two extremes, just maybe, lie the answers to love's most bewildering questions. But over the next decade and a half, as she moves from Philadelphia to Boston to Albuquerque, Hannah finds that the questions become more rather than less complicated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Man of My Dreams

    • By Susan on 01-07-11

    Regular price: $27.93

    • You Think It, I'll Say It

    • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Mark Deakins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    The theme that unites these stories in this dazzling first collection by Curtis Sittenfeld is how even the cleverest people tend to misread others and how much we all deceive ourselves. Sharp and tender, funny and wise, this collection shows Sittenfeld’s knack for creating real, believable characters while also skewering contemporary mores with brilliant dry wit. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Eligible

    • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    From the best-selling author of Prep, American Wife and Sisterland comes this brilliant retelling of Pride & Prejudice, set in modern-day Cincinnati. The Bennet sisters have been summoned from New York City. Liz and Jane are good daughters. They've come home to suburban Cincinnati to get their mother to stop feeding their father steak as he recovers from heart surgery, to tidy up the crumbling Tudor-style family home and to wrench their three sisters from their various states of arrested development.

    Regular price: $15.45

    • The Man of My Dreams

    • A Novel
    • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated by: Anne Heche
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Hannah Gavener is 14 in the summer of 1991. In the magazines she reads, celebrities plan elaborate weddings; in Hannah's own life, her parents' marriage is crumbling. And somewhere in between these two extremes, just maybe, lie the answers to love's most bewildering questions. But over the next decade and a half, as she moves from Philadelphia to Boston to Albuquerque, Hannah finds that the questions become more rather than less complicated.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Long and drawn out with no climax

    • By Lala on 03-04-15

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Vermählung

    • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated by: Luise Helm
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
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    Mrs. Bennets Leben dreht sich nur um das Eine: Wie kann sie es bloß schaffen, dass ihre fünf Töchter endlich den Richtigen finden? Zumindest für Jane, die Älteste, gibt es Hoffnung: Chip Bingley, der attraktive Arzt, der noch vor kurzem als Bachelor in der Fernsehshow "Vermählung" vergeblich nach der großen Liebe suchte, zieht in die Kleinstadt. Und gleich beim ersten Zusammentreffen knistert es zwischen Chip und Jane - ganz zur Freude von Mrs. Bennets.

    Regular price: $12.49