Rodham

Praise & Reviews

“Sittenfeld’s avidly anticipated new novel, Rodham, mines a similar vein [as American Wife], though it is more daring, seductive, and provocative. Commandingly narrated by one Hillary Rodham, and laced with true-to-life people and facts, this exhilaratingly trenchant, funny, and affecting tale nonetheless pivots smartly away from reality…Sittenfeld creates a vibrant and consequential alternative life for Hillary, rendered with shrewd and magnetizing specificity as the author dramatizes the sexism petty and threatening that Hillary confronts at every turn, while also offering unusual insights into the difficult-to-balance quests for racial and gender equality…A gloriously cathartic antidote.”
Booklist (Starred Review)

“Sittenfeld movingly captures Hillary’s awareness of her transformation into a complicated public figure…Readers won’t have to be feminists (though it would help) to relish Sittenfeld’s often funny, mostly sympathetic, and always sharp what-if.
Publishers Weekly