Clever. It’s fun to watch a talented writer take a prominent real person and veer their life path just a bit off the known trajectory. In her novel titled, Rodham, Curtis Sittenfeld imagines what Hillary Rodham’s life would have been like had she not married Bill. I read this during this summer’s unique political conventions, and it provided an entertaining diversion. I especially enjoyed Sittenfeld’s take on how Bill’s life might have played out. Whether you love or hate the real Hillary, it’s very likely that you’ll enjoy the character in Sittenfeld’s novel.
Rating: Five-star (I love it)