Rodham

Rodham

A Novel

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"In 1971, Hillary Rodham is a young woman full of promise. Life magazine 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. Then she meets a fellow law student named Bill Clinton. A charismatic Southerner, Bill is already laying the groundwork for his political career. In each other, Hillary and Bill 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 turned him down more than once, she eventually accepted and became Hillary Clinton. But in Curtis Sittenfeld's powerfully imagined tour de force of fiction, Hillary follows a different path. Listening to her doubts about the prospective marriage, she endures a devastating break-up and leaves Arkansas. Over the next four decades, she blazes her own trail--one that unfolds in public as well as in private, that crosses paths again (and again) with Bill Clinton, that raises questions about the trade-offs all of us must make to build a life. Brilliantly weaving actual historical events into a riveting fictional tale, Sittenfeld delivers an uncannily astute 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 mostly run by men, Rodham is a singular and unforgettable novel"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2020]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780399590917
0399590919
Call Number: FIC SIT
Characteristics: 420 pages ; 25 cm

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IndyPL_LeahK Jul 10, 2020

What if Hillary didn’t marry Bill? That’s all I can tell you without spoiling the ride of this tour de force of a novel. What I can say is it left me with all sorts of questions and all kinds of feelings. Perfect for a book club because you’ll want to discuss it after you read it. At times you wi... Read More »


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IndyPL_LeahK Jul 10, 2020

What if Hillary didn’t marry Bill? That’s all I can tell you without spoiling the ride of this tour de force of a novel. What I can say is it left me with all sorts of questions and all kinds of feelings. Perfect for a book club because you’ll want to discuss it after you read it. At times you will feel you are reading a biography other times it reads like fan fiction from a parallel world. The only way to sum up how I felt after I read it was discombobulated.

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pearson77
Jun 12, 2020

Suitable and simple.

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