Louis County Library Foundation is pleased to present acclaimed novelist Curtis Sittenfeld for a discussion and signing of her latest novel "Eligible" on Tuesday, April 19 at p.m. Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their Cross Fit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help--and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray.Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show "Eligible." At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip's friend neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming... Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, "Eligible" both honors and updates Austen's beloved tale.Tackling gender, class, courtship, and family, Sittenfeld reaffirms herself as one of the most dazzling authors writing today.At the palace, America befriends the servants and stands up for them in time of need.America is a sweet and generous character who's not afraid to show her emotions.
Curtis Sittenfeld is the bestselling author of the novels "Prep," "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." Program sites are accessible.