Eligible: A Novel

Eligible: A Novel Author Curtis Sittenfeld
ISBN-10 0812980344
ISBN-13 9780812980349
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 528
Language English
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny Eligible tackles gender class courtship and family as Curtis Sittenfeld reaffirms herself as one of the most dazzling authors writing today NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR ANDTHE TIMES UK This version of the Bennet familyand Mr Darcyis one that you have and havent met before Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties 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 helpand discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs Mary the middle sister is earning her third online masters degree and barely leaves her room except for those mysterious Tuesday night outings she wont discuss And Mrs Bennet has one thing on her mind how to marry off her daughters especially as Janes fortieth birthday fast approaches Enter Chip Bingley a handsome new in town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible At a Fourth of July barbecue Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane but Chips friend neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming And yet first impressions can be deceiving Praise forEligibleEven the most ardent Austenite will soon find herself seduced O The Oprah Magazine Blissful Sittenfeld modernizes the classic in such a stylish witty way youd guess even Jane Austen would be pleased People book of the week A sparkling fresh contemporary retelling Entertainment Weekly Sittenfeld is the ideal modern day reinterpreter Her special skill lies not just in her clear clean writing but in her general amusement about the world her arch pithy dropped mike observations about behavior character and motivation She can spot hypocrisy cant self contradiction and absurdity ten miles away Shes the one you want to leave the party with so she can explain what really happened Not since Clueless which transported Emma to Beverly Hills has Austen been so delightedly interpreted Sittenfeld writes so wellher sentences are so good and her story so satisfying As a reader let me just say Three cheers for Curtis Sittenfeld and her astute sharp and ebullient anthropological interest in the human condition Sarah Lyall The New York Times Book Review A clever uproarious evolution of Austens story The Denver Post If there exists a more perfect pairing than Curtis Sittenfeld and Jane Austen we dare you to find it Sittenfeld makes an already irresistible story even more beguiling and charming ElleA playful wickedly smart retelling of Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice BuzzFeed Sittenfeld is an obvious choice to re create Jane Austens comedy of manners She is a master at dissecting social norms to reveal the truths of human nature underneath The MillionsA hugely entertaining and surprisingly unpredictable book bursting with wit and charm The Irish Times An unputdownable retelling of the beloved classic PopSugar

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Eligible

Eligible Author Curtis Sittenfeld
ISBN-10 0007486316
Release 2017-06-01
Pages 528

Eligible

Eligible Author Curtis Sittenfeld
ISBN-10 0007486294
Release 2016-04-21
Pages 528

Eligible

Eligible Author Curtis Sittenfeld
ISBN-10 9780007486304
Release 2016-04-21
Pages 528