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Rodham From the New York Times bestselling author of American Wife and Eligible, a novel that imagines a deeply compelling what might have been What if Hillary Rodham hadn t married Bill Clinton In , Hillary Rodham is a young woman full of promise Life magazine has covered her Wellesley commencement speech, she s attending Yale Law School, and she s on the forefront of student activism and the women s rights movement And then she meets Bill Clinton A handsome, charismatic southerner and fellow law student, Bill is already planning his political career In each other, the two find a profound intellectual, emotional, and physical connection that neither has previously experienced In the real world, Hillary followed Bill back to Arkansas, and he proposed several times although she said no than once, as we all know, she eventually accepted and became Hillary Clinton But in Curtis Sittenfeld s powerfully imagined tour de force of fiction, Hillary takes a different road Feeling doubt about the prospective marriage, she endures their devastating breakup and leaves Arkansas Over the next four decades, she blazes her own trail one that unfolds in public as well as in private, that involves crossing paths again and again with Bill Clinton, that raises questions about the tradeoffs all of us must make in building a life Brilliantly weaving a riveting fictional tale into actual historical events, Curtis Sittenfeld delivers an uncannily astute and witty story for our times In exploring the loneliness, moral ambivalence, and iron determination that characterize the quest for political power, as well as both the exhilaration and painful compromises demanded of female ambition in a world still run mostly by men, Rodham is a singular and unforgettable novel

10 thoughts on “Rodham

  1. Justin Tate Justin Tate says:

    Blew my saxophone An inspired, stunningly poignant yes, even a little dirty creative re imagining of what the Clintons are and what they could be in an alternate universe Funny and eerie to th

  2. Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell says:

    I feel like this book is going to piss a lot of people off and I want in on that controversial action I feel like this book is going to piss a lot of people off and I want in on that controvers

  3. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    When the Saints Go Marching On Did Hillary sacrifice her professional future, being with Bill Not in this fictional tale I love Curtis Sittenfeld s books HUGE FAN American Wife , was particularl

  4. Toni Toni says:

    THIS is the reality, the actual story, all serious Hillary fans wanted, maybe still want As Americans watch the news everyday and get that winsome look in their eyes, they still think if only Hil

  5. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Okay, it was interesting, creative, extremely thought provoking and we have a skillful, talented author on the board but hmmm I think this concept didn t work for me I always loved what if based s

  6. Lily Herman Lily Herman says:

    Hear ye, hear ye I ve found what ll no doubt be one of the most polarizing books of the year and what I can only describe as a muuuuch darker andpolitical version of Taylor Jenkins Reid s Maybe In

  7. Ron Charles Ron Charles says:

    In these Dark Ages of the Reign of Trump, Curtis Sittenfeld s Rodham descends like an avenging angel Here, in the pages of this alternate history about Hillary Rodham Clinton, is the story not of Wh

  8. Jenna Jenna says:

    NO spoilers in this review and I suggest that if you already know you are very interested in reading this, you avoid reading other reviews beforehand and learning anything about what happens in the b

  9. Lauren Lauren says:

    You know, when I first heard of this book, I wanted nothingthan pure wish fulfillment, a Tarantino style rewriting of history to close our eyes to the horror that is our actual reality But as I readan

  10. Claire Reads Books Claire Reads Books says:

    I read Rodham some weeks ago and am of a few different minds about it, because I think you can read this book three different ways first, as a piece of mainstream fan fiction because that s exactly wha

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