The Ten-Year Nap (Paperback)

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Bookseller: Ev
Title: The Ten-Year Nap

This book was the constant companion of my heart for a whole week - I carried it with me everywhere, longing to steal a few minutes of reading time here and there. Meg Wolitzer turns her nuanced prose, keenly observant eye, and sly wit to the complex, fluid dimensions of American motherhood in the post-womens' lib generation. The result is this rich and satisfying novel, brimming with the kind of familiar details and dilemmas that will leave you sighing with wistful recognition.

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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.

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. 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 expected--until a new series of events begins to change the landscape of their lives yet again, in ways they couldn't have predicted.

Written in Meg Wolitzer's inimitable, glittering style, The Ten-Year Nap is wickedly observant, knowing, provocative, surprising, and always entertaining, as it explores the lives of its women with candor, wit, and generosity.

Meg Wolitzers's newest book, The Interestings, is now available from Riverhead Books.

About the Author

Meg Wolitzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, The Wife, and Sleepwalking. She is also the author of the young adult novel, Belzhar. Wolitzer lives in New York City.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781594483547
ISBN-10: 159448354X
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2009
Pages: 400
Language: English