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Curtis Sittenfeld, New York Times bestselling author of American Wife and Prep, returns with a mesmerizing novel of family and identity, loyalty and deception, and the delicate line between truth and belief.
 
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. After Vi goes on television to share a premonition that a devastating earthquake will soon hit the St. Louis area, Kate is mortified. More troubling, however, is her fear that Vi may be right. As the date of the predicted earthquake quickly approaches, Kate is forced to reconcile her fraught relationship with her sister, and truths about herself she’s long tried to deny.
 
Funny, haunting, and thought-provoking, Sisterland is a beautifully written novel of the obligation we have toward others, and the responsibility we take for ourselves. With her deep empathy, keen wisdom, and unerring talent for finding the extraordinary moments in our everyday lives, Curtis Sittenfeld is one of the most exceptional voices in literary fiction today.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “A rich portrait of intricate relationships within and among families by one of commercial fiction’s smartest, most perceptive practitioners.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “She shows us the anxieties and insecurities that underlie the choices the sisters have made throughout their lives, and makes us feel the weight of shared history that they carry in their hearts…Sisterland is a testament to the author’s growing depth and assurance as a writer.”

    New York Times

  • “Delicious insights into sisterhood and motherhood are peppered throughout Sittenfeld’s novel about identical twins with ESP…[Sittenfeld] delivers a rich and intimate tale of imperfect, well-meaning, ordinary people struggling to define themselves and protect the people they love.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award, July 2013
  • An AudioFile Editors’ Pick, June 2013
  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, June 2013
  • Selected for the July 2013 Indie Next List
  • A 2013 BookPage Best Book
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2013 New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • An NPR Bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller
  • A 2013 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Book
  • A 2013 Guardian Best Book of the Year
  • A 2013 Slate Magazine Best Book
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
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