Our American Friend: A Novel with Anna Pitoniak

Our American Friend is a globe-trotting espionage thriller and historical drama of White House politics, sweeping romance, unexpected friendships, and journalistic perseverance that will enthrall you up in its propulsive plot. In the vein of The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott, American Wife or Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld, and The Alice Network by Kate Quinn, the story, which moves between Cold War-era Europe and contemporary America, centers on two strong-willed female protagonists and is as well-written as it is commercially appealing. In a nutshell, it’s journalist Sofie Morse’s ethical dilemma of whether to write the biography of a mysterious First Lady who’s married to a controversial, bombastic President—and what to do with the stunning secrets she discovers in the process.


ANNA PITONIAK is the author of Necessary People and The Futures. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked in book publishing, including as a senior editor at Random House. Anna grew up in Whistler, British Columbia. She graduated from Yale, and lives in New York City.