Search Results: "Meg Wolitzer"


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MEG by Steve Alten
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"Weightless characters on a choppy sea—but hellishly riveting. (First printing of 250,000; film rights to Disney; Literary Guild main selection)"
As Jaws meets Jurassic Park, Meg (short for megladon) brings us a 60-foot, 20-ton prehistoric shark with a nine-foot-wide mouth that is likely to gobble up bestseller lists, as well as reappear in 1998 as a summer blockbuster. 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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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 >

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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 UNCOUPLING by Meg Wolitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"A risky strategy pays off for a smart author whose work both amuses and hits home."
Not previously known for whimsy, Wolitzer (The Ten-Year Nap, 2008, etc.) uses a magical premise to launch her sharp-eyed assessment of sexual desire in its permutations across generations and genders. 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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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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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 TEN YEAR NAP by Meg Wolitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"A perceptive, highly pleasurable novel that serves as Wolitzer's up-to-date answer to the old question: 'What do women want?'"
A wise, witty assessment of the contemporary dilemmas of middle-class mothers (in particular: to work or not to work), set in the competitive terrain of New York City parenting. 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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LOVE, MEG by C. Leigh Purtill
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

"Flat characters and a plot that seems to meander aimlessly at times keep this from reaching its full potential. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Meg (16) is moving again, following her sister's whims as she pursues first a string of jobs and then a new boyfriend around the country. Read full book review >

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MISCHIEVOUS MEG by Gerry Bothmer
Released: April 1, 1962

"The delicious goodness in 'bad' little girls comes rollicking through, thanks to the wit and charm of these gleeful episodes."
Mayhem and merriment combine in equal doses and descend on the quiet little village of June Hill, Sweden, whenever mischievous Meg and her devoted follower, baby-sister-Betsy, decide to exercise their potent imaginations. Read full book review >