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I thought it would be just another summer book, but this is actually very insightful novel. It is a work of fiction, inspired by life of Laura Bush (this is not a biography). Curtis Sittenfeld was fascinated by the fact that Laura Bush used to be a registered democrat, who married into prominent republican family, to eventually become First Lady. The novel is narrated by the main character, Alice Lindgren, and goes from her childhood to White House. Many events are recognizable, many characters are recognizable, but this is not a book about politics. It is about emotions, relationship, personal struggles. For some reason the style of the book reminds me books by Wally Lamb. The same feeling of being outsider, loneliness, sensitivity.