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The Man of My Dreams :

by Curtis Sittenfeld

The Man of My Dreams : by Curtis Sittenfeld
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  • Published in USA  May 2006
    288 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Hannah Gavener is fourteen in the summer of 1991. In the magazines she reads, celebrities plan elaborate weddings; in Hannah’s own life, her parents’ marriage is crumbling. And somewhere in between these two extremes – just maybe – lie the answers to love’s most bewildering questions. But over the next decade and a half, as she moves from Philadelphia to Boston to Albuquerque, Hannah finds that the questions become more rather than less complicate .... By the time she’s in her late twenties, she has finally figured out what she wants most–but she doesn’t yet know whether she’ll find the courage to go after it.

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"Sittenfeld's poignant if generic follow-up to her bestselling debut, Prep" - PW.
"The magic of this coming-of-age tale lies in how it captures a generation of young women's anxiety and confusion about finding love and direction in their lives." - Booklist.
"An earnest, if somewhat underdeveloped, antidote to chick-lit." - Kirkus.

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Curtis Sittenfeld Author Biography

Curtis Sittenfeld is the bestselling author of the novels Prep, The Man of My Dreams, American Wife, and Sisterland, which have been translated into twenty-five languages. Her nonfiction has been published widely, including in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, and Glamour, and broadcast on public radio's This American Life. A native of Cincinnati, she currently lives with her family in St. Louis.

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