American Wife - Part IV: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.; pages 431-482 Summary & Analysis

Curtis Sittenfeld
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Alice describes Charlie’s morning routine in Washington. Morning newspapers are delivered to their bedroom. This morning he tells her will only let her read the papers if she does not tell him about a man whom he calls Mr. Sympathy. The man is an army Colonel who is camping out near the White House grounds in an attempt to talk to the president. He wants the troops in the Middle East to be brought home because his son was killed in combat there. Alice agrees with the Colonel even though both Charlie and Hank tell her that he is not who he appears to be. Also of interest in the news are the moves of Ingrid Sanchez, the woman whom Charlie has nominated to the Supreme Court. Of interest is Sanchez’s stance on abortion. It is suspected...

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