Laura Bush has a lesbian grandmother — in this novel

American_WifeI’m interested in White House history so I read Curtis Sittenfeld’s American Wife, a lightly fictionalized account of the life of Laura Bush. The Laura Bush character in the novel has a lesbian grandmother. I read mostly novels about LGBT characters and started reading this one as a break, the sort of thing I wouldn’t normally read. And look – a queer character still popped up!

Even though the White House part of the book is the least rich in detail, I enjoyed this book far more than I thought I would. This book made me want to find a novel about a gay president. Is there one?