Filled with her usual wisdom, ” so called on the swarthmore campus because they dress in black and are each absorbed in the work and suicide of a different poet: Sylvia Plath, compassion and insight, Sleepwalking tells the story of the three notorious “death girls, Anne Sexton, and Wolitzer’s creation Lucy Asher, a gifted writer who drowned herself at twenty-four.
Sleepwalking #ad - At night the death girls gather in a candlelit room to read their heroines’ work aloud. But an affair with julian, an upperclassman, pushes sensitive, struggling Claire Danziger—she of the Lucy Asher obsession-–to consider to what degree her “death girl” identity is really who she is. As she grapples with her feelings for Julian, her own understanding of herself and her past begins to shift uncomfortably and even disturbingly.
Finally, claire takes drastic measures to confront the facts about herself that she has been avoiding for years.
This Is My LifeRiverhead Books #ad - The early novel that established Meg Wolitzer’s career, later made into Nora Ephron’s first film as a director. The third book by new york times-bestselling author meg wolitzer originally published as This Is Your Life, a smart, witty and perceptive novel about the daughters of a female stand-up comic who watch as their mother struggles to balance her career with the needs of her children.
Dottie engels, comedienne extraordinaire, performs her act in Vegas and on late-night TV. Her two daughters, live on the periphery of her glittering life, Opal and Erica, seeing her on the television screen more often than they do at home. But when dottie’s ratings begin to slide, it takes both her daughters to save Dottie from herself.
This Is My Life #ad - Displaying wolitzer’s signature style that combines keen observations, and a strong social hook, sharp humor, compassion for her characters, This Is My Life expertly captures the uncertainties of adolescence and the trials of growing up in the shadow of a mother who is caught between the conflicting pulls of fame and family.
The Ten-Year NapRiverhead Books #ad - For a group of four new york friends the past decade has been defined largely by marriage and motherhood, but it wasn’t always that way. And for a while this was true. Growing up, they had been told that their generation would be different. Written in meg wolitzer’s inimitable, provocative, glittering style, and always entertaining, The Ten-Year Nap is wickedly observant, wit, surprising, as it explores the lives of its women with candor, knowing, and generosity.
They went to good colleges and began high-powered careers. The new york times bestselling novel by the author of The Interestings and The Female Persuasion that woke up critics, book clubs, and women everywhere. Now, unsure how they came to inhabit lives so different from the ones they expected—until a new series of events begins to change the landscape of their lives yet again, ten years later, they are still at home, in ways they couldn’t have predicted.
The Ten-Year Nap #ad - But after marriage and babies, for a variety of reasons, they decided to stay home, temporarily, to raise their children. Meg wolitzers's newest book, The Interestings, is now available from Riverhead Books.
The Position: A NovelScribner #ad - In 1975, paul and roz mellow write a bestselling Joy of Sex-type book that mortifies their four school-aged children and ultimately changes the shape of the family forever. Thirty years later, of course, parenting, we follow the complicated lives of each of the grown children and their conflicts in love, as the now dispersed family members argue over whether to reissue the book, marriage, and, work, sex—all shadowed by the indelible specter of their highly sexualized parents.
The Position: A Novel #ad - Insightful, panoramic, and compulsively readable, The Position is an American original. From the bestselling author of the wife—meg wolitzer’s “hilariously moving, sharply written novel” USA TODAY, with its “dead-on observations about sex, hailed by critics and loved by readers worldwide, marriage, and the family ties that strangle and bind” Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Crackling with intelligence and humor, The Position is the masterful story of one extraordinary family at the hilarious height of the sexual revolution—and through the thirty-year hangover that followed.
The Uncoupling: A NovelRiverhead Books #ad - Or, at least, over the women. When the elliptical new drama teacher at stellar plains High School chooses for the school play Lysistrata-the comedy by Aristophanes in which women stop having sex with men in order to end a war-a strange spell seems to be cast over the school. One by one throughout the high school community, normal women and teenage girls turn away from their husbands and boyfriends in the bedroom, perfectly healthy, for reasons they don't really understand.
As she did to such acclaim with the new york times bestseller the Ten-Year Nap, Wolitzer tackles an issue that has deep ramifications for women's lives, in a way that makes it funny, riveting, and totally fresh-allowing us to see our own lives through her insightful lens. Read an essay about writing The Uncoupling from the author, Meg Wolitzer.
The Uncoupling: A Novel #ad - From the new york times-bestselling author of The Interestings and The Female Persuasion, a funny, provocative, revealing novel about female desire. As the women worry over their loss of passion, offended, both sides are forced to look at their shared history, and the men become by turns unhappy, confused, and above all, and at their sexual selves in a new light.
Surrender, Dorothy: A NovelScribner #ad - But when a summer night's drive out for ice cream ends in tragedy, thirty-year-old Sara—"held aloft and shimmering for years"—finally lands. From the new york times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer, a “devastatingly on target” Elle novel about a young woman's accidental death and its effect on her family and friends.
For years, sara Swerdlow was transported by an unfettered sense of immortality. Floating along on loving friendships and the adoration of her mother, Natalie, Sara's notion of death was entirely alien to her existence. Mining the intricate relationship between love and mourning, "owns" the excruciating loss of this young woman—her mother or her closest friends? Depicting the aftermath of Sara's shocking death with piercing humor and shattering realism, acclaimed novelist Meg Wolitzer explores a single, overriding question: who, Dorothy is the luminously thoughtful, and, Surrender, deeply moving exploration of what it is to be a mother and a friend, above all, finally, what it takes to heal from unthinkable loss.
The Female Persuasion: A NovelRiverhead Books #ad - It’s a story about the people who guide and the people who follow and how those roles evolve over time, and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light. A new york times bestseller “a powerful coming-of-age story that looks at ambition, friendship, desire, identity, and power from the much-needed female lens.
Bustle “Ultra-readable. Vogue from the new york times-bestselling author of The Interestings, comes an electric novel not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be. To be admired by someone we admire—we all yearn for this: the private, electrifying pleasure of being singled out by someone of esteem.
At its heart, the female persuasion is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. And then, astonishingly, faith invites greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she’d always imagined.
Charming and wise, meg wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, knowing and witty, womanhood and ambition. But sometimes it can also mean entry to a new kind of life, a bigger world. Greer kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life.
The Female Persuasion: A Novel #ad - Upon hearing faith speak for the first time, greer—madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can’t quite place—feels her inner world light up. Faith frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women’s movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world.
BelzharDutton Books for Young Readers #ad - Expect depth and razor sharp wit in this YA novel from the author of The Interestings. Entertainment weekly“a prep school tale with a supernatural-romance touch, from genius adult novelist Meg Wolitzer. Glamour “basically everything Meg Wolitzer writes is worth reading, usually over and over again, and her YA debut .
. . She’d be watching old comedy sketches with him. She certainly wouldn’t be at the wooden barn, living with a weird roommate, and signed up for an exclusive, a therapeutic boarding school in rural Vermont, mysterious class called Special Topics in English. But life isn’t fair, and Reeve Maxfield is dead.
Belzhar #ad - But there are hidden truths on Jam’s path to reclaim her loss. . Is no exception. TeenVogue. Comif life were fair, jam gallahue would still be at home in New Jersey with her sweet British boyfriend, Reeve Maxfield. Until a journal-writing assignment leads Jam to Belzhar, where the untainted past is restored, and Jam can feel Reeve’s arms around her once again.
She’d be kissing him in the library stacks.
The Wife: A NovelScribner #ad - A rollicking, perfectly pitched triumph…wolitzer’s talent for comedy of manners reaches a heady high” Los Angeles Times, work, in this wise and candid look at the choices all men and women make—in marriage, and life. Now a major motion picture starring glenn close in her golden globe–winning role! One of bestselling author Meg Wolitzer’s most beloved books—an “acerbically funny” Entertainment Weekly and “intelligent…portrait of deception” The New York Times.
Important and ambitious, the wife is a sharp-eyed and compulsively readable story about a woman forced to confront the sacrifices she’s made in order to achieve the life she thought she wanted. Joan, who has spent forty years subjugating her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, finally decides to stop.
The Wife: A Novel #ad - The novel opens just as joe is about to receive a prestigious international award, The Helsinki Prize, to honor his career as one of America’s preeminent novelists. The wife is the story of the long and stormy marriage between a world-famous novelist, and his wife Joan, Joe Castleman, and the secret they’ve kept for decades.
The Interestings: A NovelRiverhead Books #ad - The interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. In the interestings, as their talents, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. It's everyone's. Entertainment weekly a from meg wolitzer, the new york times–bestselling author of the Female Persuasion, "ambitious" San Francisco Chronicle, a novel that has been called "genius" The Chicago Tribune, “wonderful” Vanity Fair, and a “page-turner” Cosmopolitan.
The Interestings: A Novel #ad - Her friend jonah, a gifted musician, stops playing the guitar and becomes an engineer. Jules jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. With this book Wolitzer has surpassed herself. The new york times Book Review "A victory. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become and the shapes their lives have taken.
She's every bit as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. This isn't women's fiction.
The Fingertips of Duncan DorfmanPuffin Books #ad - The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman #ad - . April is striving to be accepted by her family of jocks. Duncan is trying to manage his newfound ability to "read" with his fingers. But when a scrabble Tournament brings them together, their stories intertwine. Friendship, and high-stakes scrabble come together in this compelling novel from a bestselling author Duncan Dorfman, April Blunt, family, and Nate Saviano don't seem to have much in common.
And nate is struggling to meet his father's high expectations. Driven by competition, drama, the story will have readers flying through the pages, and just a touch of magic, anxious to discover who will be the real winners.