I've managed to finish two Curtis Sittenfield novels in the wee hours of the night this week. American Wife, based on Laura Bush (and FICTIONAL) as well as her 2005 hit, Prep.
There's an underlying voice that emerges to make the reader feel partly uncomfortable, and still completely at ease identifying with the main character. I say this for both her books.
They call her a modern-day Sallinger.
I'm on to book three this week, the Man of My Dreams.