American Wife - Curtis Sittenfeld Having read Sittenfeld's prior books, I was skeptical about this one but approached it anyway. I was apprehensive to say the least due to prior books as well as the "loosely based" on Laura Bush's life rumors I had been hearing. I'm glad I read it anyway. Very engaging, not predictable (in my opinion) and an overall good read.

Be forewarned: there are only 4 chapters in the whole 500+ page book but there are some page breaks. For a chapter lover like me I found it easy to continue reading the book.

Give it a try even if you didn't like her previous work.