The Atlantic has released its “Atlantic Fiction for Kindle” exclusives for January, and the stellar career of Curtis Sittenfeld continues with her story, A Regular Couple, now available in the Kindle Store for $3.99.
Here’s the capsule review and bio in the Kindle Store:
Available exclusively for Kindle, Curtis Sittenfeld’s A Regular Couple follows Maggie, a star lawyer who while on her honeymoon encounters her one-time nemesis, Ashley, the faded queen bee of her high school. Discovering that the erstwhile prom queen is married to a bore, Maggie might have felt pity for Ashley. But old resentments surge, and she can’t quell the questions that rage within her. Could her wonderful new husband really love her, plain as she is despite her star-lawyer status? Or is he only with her for her money? Is she still that same gullible high-school girl? Shouldn’t Maggie be married to the bore, and doesn’t her new husband belong with Ashley?
Curtis Sittenfeld is the author of the bestselling novels American Wife, Prep, and The Man of My Dreams, which have been translated into twenty-five languages. Prep was chosen as one of the Ten Best Books of 2005 by The New York Times, nominated for the UK’s Orange Prize, and optioned by Paramount Pictures. Curtis won the Seventeen magazine fiction writing contest in 1992, at age sixteen, and since then her writing has appeared in many publications, including The Atlantic, Salon, Glamour, and on public radio’s This American Life.
Appearing alongside Sittenfeld this month is another Atlantic Fiction for Kindle exclusive by Jennifer Haigh, Beast and Bird.