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The Ten-Year Nap

Meg Wolitzer - Author

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ISBN 9781594483547 | 400 pages | 03 Mar 2009 | Riverhead | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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The New York Times bestselling novel 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.

“Wolitzer is as precise and rigorous an observer of social status as Tom Wolfe; she is as incisive and pitiless and clear-eyed a chronicler of female-male tandems as Philip Roth or John Updike.”
Chicago Tribune

“Vividly, satisfyingly real.”
Entertainment Weekly (A-)

“Wolitzer perfectly captures her women’s resolve in the face of a dizzying array of conflicting loyalties.”
Washington Post

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

“Smart and funny.”
Booklist

“Immensely enjoyable.”
Miami Herald

“Wise and witty.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Engrossing and juicy.”
Salon

“Liberating and poignant.”
Elle


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