Curtis Sittenfeld with YOU THINK IT I'LL SAY IT

Curtis Sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them. Now, with this first collection of short fiction, her “astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers’ heads” (The Washington Post) is showcased like never before.

Throughout the ten stories in You Think It, I’ll Say It, Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided. In “The World Has Many Butterflies,” married acquaintances play a strangely intimate game with devastating consequences. In “Vox Clamantis in Deserto,” a shy Ivy League student learns the truth about a classmate’s seemingly enviable life. In “A Regular Couple,” a high-powered lawyer honeymooning with her husband is caught off guard by the appearance of the girl who tormented her in high school. And in “The Prairie Wife,” a suburban mother of two fantasizes about the downfall of an old friend whose wholesome lifestyle-brand empire may or may not be built on a lie.

With moving insight and uncanny precision, Curtis Sittenfeld pinpoints the questionable decisions, missed connections, and sometimes extraordinary coincidences that make up a life. Indeed, she writes what we’re all thinking—if only we could express it with the wit of a master satirist, the storytelling gifts of an old-fashioned raconteur, and the vision of an American original.

About the Author
Curtis Sittenfeld is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels PrepThe Man of My DreamsAmerican WifeSisterland, and Eligible, which have been translated into thirty languages. Her short stories have appeared in The New YorkerThe Washington Post MagazineEsquire, and The Best American Short Stories; her nonfiction has been published in The New York TimesThe AtlanticTime, and Glamour, and broadcast on public radio’s This American Life. A native of Cincinnati, she currently lives with her family in St. Louis.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 5:00pm
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129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
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$27.00
ISBN: 9780399592867
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Published: Random House - April 24th, 2018