Curtis Sittenfeld signing & discussing "You Think It, I'll Say It"
Curtis Sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them. Now, with this first collection of short fiction, her "astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers' heads" ( The Washington Post) is showcased like never before.
Throughout the ten 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. In "The World Has Many Butterflies," married acquaintances play a strangely intimate game with devastating consequences. In "Vox Clamantis in Deserto," a shy Ivy League student learns the truth about a classmate's seemingly enviable life. In "A Regular Couple," a high-powered lawyer honeymooning with her husband is caught off guard by the appearance of the girl who tormented her in high school. And in "The Prairie Wife," a suburban mother of two fantasizes about the downfall of an old friend whose wholesome lifestyle empire may or may not be built on a lie.
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.
**The price quoted above is 20% off the cover price of "You Think It, I'll Say It". Gives Back members can save 30% off the cover price by calling the bookstore at 513-396-8960.
***Those who order and cannot attend the event may pick up their copy of "You Think It, I'll Say It" the day following the event. You can also call the bookstore at 513-396-8960 to arrange to have it shipped to you. Orders not picked up by 3 months after the event date will be forfeited.
Joseph-Beth Booksellers Cincinnati (View)
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|