Monday, November 16, 2009

Table of Contents: The Ten Year Nap

Author: Meg Wolitzer
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Year: 2008
Synopsis: For a group of four New York friends the past decade has been defined largely by marriage and motherhood, but it wasnat always that way. Growing up, they had been told that their generation would be different. And for a while this was true. They went to good colleges, and began high-powered careers. But after marriage and babies, for a variety of reasons, they decided to stay home, temporarily, to raise their children. Now, ten years later, they are still at home, unsure how they came to inhabit lives so different from the ones they expectedauntil a new series of events begins to change the landscape of their lives yet again, in ways they could not have predicted.

What Others Have To Say:
January Magazine
"Wolitzer's writing is wonderful, amusing, warm, with an old-fashioned capaciousness allowing room for a host of details."

New York Times
"The tartly funny Wolitzer is a miniaturist who can nail a contemporary type, scene or artifact with deadeye accuracy."

The Independent
"Meg Wolitzer flings back the covers to reveal a more nuanced portrait of motherhood and female ambition."

New Haven Advocate
"This is a novel of manners as much as a literary take on a sociological dilemma, and as a portrait of the modern heterosexual urban bourgeoisie, much of it is wickedly bang-on."

Read Chapter 1 online.
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