Search Results: "Hilma Wolitzer"


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THE DOCTOR’S DAUGHTER by Hilma Wolitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2006

"Tidy and predictable."
Coming off a 12-year hiatus, Wolitzer (Tunnel of Love, 1994, etc.) plows familiar territory in a domestic drama of love, art and secrets. Read full book review >

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AN AVAILABLE MAN by Hilma Wolitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Literary fiction drawn out of the everyday world."
Beatrice Schuyler is dead of cancer. Read full book review >

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TUNNEL OF LOVE by Hilma Wolitzer
Released: May 2, 1994

Fourteen years and three novels after Hearts, Wolitzer picks up precisely where she left off: widowed Linda Reismann, 27, is pulling into Los Angeles in her Mustang; Robin, her bratty adolescent stepdaughter, is asleep on the back seat. Read full book review >

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SUMMER READING by Hilma Wolitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2007

"Despite a fondness for overly pat resolutions, Wolitzer (The Doctor's Daughter, 2006, etc.) still manages to wrest originality from the jaws of cliché with this sharply observed, multi-voiced novel."
A summer of reading and contemplation among the privileged—and less than privileged—of the Hamptons. Read full book review >

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THE POSITION by Meg Wolitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2005

"Immensely readable, if occasionally flat. Wolitzer is best when she stirs the pot of familial and generational tensions."
In Wolitzer's slyly comic sixth, a couple publishes Pleasuring: One Couple's Journey to Fulfillment, with illustrations of the authors in various positions including the gymnastic "Electric Forgiveness," "a wonderful way to achieve climax quickly and lovingly after a scene of anger or stress." Read full book review >

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FRIENDS FOR LIFE by Meg Wolitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 1994

"You can practically hear the Carly Simon song under the closing credits."
A breezy, predictable tale of three women friends turning 30 in Manhattan. Read full book review >

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SURRENDER, DOROTHY by Meg Wolitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Oppressively sentimental, Wolitzer's story quickly feels as cramped as a Hamptons time-share on the Fourth of July. (Author tour)"
A weepy account of a young woman's accidental death and its effect on her family and friends, by the author of Friends for Life (1994), etc. Sara Swerdlow is not what you—d call a slacker, but she's definitely taken her own sweet time in finding herself. Read full book review >

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BELZHAR by Meg Wolitzer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"An enticing blend of tragedy, poetry, surrealism and redemption. (Magical realism. 12-16)"
In a riveting exploration of the human psyche, her debut for teens, best-selling author Wolitzer offers a story about what it means to lose someone, or something, you love. Twice. Read full book review >

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THE WIFE by Meg Wolitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2003

"Connect-the-dots predictable except for those occasional tasty morsels of nastiness."
Forty-five years of a bad marriage laid out in pat detail, by the author, most recently, of Surrender Dorothy (1999). Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

Cover Story: Montell Jordan
BFF Charm: Eventually
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Stark & Stirring
Bonus Factors: Sylvia Plath, English Class, Mysterious Loner Dude
Relationship Status: Serious

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

Given that Meg Wolitzer is an author of adult fiction, it makes sense that her first foray into YA comes ...


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THE FINGERTIPS OF DUNCAN DORFMAN by Meg Wolitzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Word wizards aren't the only ones who will enjoy this readable rumination on ethics, competition and identity. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Wolitzer turns to writing for young readers with an ever-so-slightly magical tale of friendship and what it takes to be a winner. Read full book review >

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THE INTERESTINGS by Meg Wolitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2013

"Ambitious and involving, capturing the zeitgeist of the liberal intelligentsia of the era."
Wolitzer (The Uncoupling, 2011) follows a group of friends from adolescence at an artsy summer camp in 1974 through adulthood and into late-middle age as their lives alternately intersect, diverge and reconnect. Read full book review >