American Wife Setting

Curtis Sittenfeld
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Riley, Wisconsin

Riley, Wisconsin is where Alice grows up and attends grade school and high school. She returns to Riley multiple times as an adult to check on her mother and grandmother.

Chicago

Emilie travels to Chicago when she visits her friend Gladys. One Christmas she takes Alice along with her. It is during this trip that Alice learns that her grandmother and Gladys have a lesbian relationship. Emilie later takes Alice to Chicago to get an abortion when Alice gets pregnant by Pete.

The Intersection of De Soto Way and Farm Road 177

It is at the intersection of De Soto Way and Farm Road 177 that Alice drives into Andrew’s car, killing him.

Madison, Wisconsin

Alice moves to Madison, Wisconsin when she takes a job as a school librarian. It is while living in Madison that she meets Charlie.

Halcyon

Halcyon is the name of the complex of...

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