Red Island House by Andrea Lee

Red Island House is loosely short stories or anecdotes about people who live on an island in Madagascar, with the perspective of Shay, a black American woman, as the observer. The through line of the stories is that Shay's wealthy Italian husband has built a gargantuan house there, and the stories take place on our …

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American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

Alice Blackwell is America's First Lady, wife of the US President. But first, she was Alice Lindgren, a normal American girl. She grew up in the suburbs, with her parents, an only child, and her grandmother, an outspoken woman who loved to read. She experienced tragedy early, and went on to become a librarian at …

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