American Wife - Part IV: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.; pages 482-553 Summary & Analysis

Curtis Sittenfeld
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In this final section of the novel, on trip from seeing Gladys, Alice decides she wants to go and see Dena. She has been regretting for years that she did not ever thank Dena for the gift of the tiara, a token Alice is sure was probably a peace offering. Although Jessica is probably Alice’s closest friend, she admits that Dena was the person who was in her life as a friend the longest. Alice’s schedule is rearranged so she can make the trip to Riley and still be back in Washington in time for the teacher appreciation banquet. On they way to Dena’s apartment Alice listens to a segment on NPR about the Colonel. He insists he will continue to camp around the White House until he has a chance to talk to the president...

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