Meg Wolitzer

1 Los interesantes

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2016-10-21
Description :  Estamos en el verano de 1972 y es de noche. Seis adolescentes charlan en su tienda de campaña en un campamento de las afueras de Nueva York. Todos, menos Julie, son hijos de familias acomodadas de Manhattan. Todos se sienten únicos e interesantes. Todos quieren ser artistas. <i>Los interesantes</i> seguirá a cada uno de ellos a lo largo de cuarenta años. El lector vivirá cómo el paso del tiempo les obligará a negociar con la realidad. Compartirá sus triunfos y sus desilusiones, el sexo, el amor y la vivencia de la enfermedad y la muerte de sus seres queridos.<br /><br />Aunque Julie es la protagonista de la novela, la magia de <i>Los interesantes</i> está en cómo Meg Wolitzer consigue tramar la historia de cada uno de los amigos centrándose en los momentos en que su vida cambia definitivamente.<br /><br />Un mosaico de deseos y pasiones que nos mantiene pegados a las páginas. Una novela que además de ser <i>bestseller</i> de <i>The New York Times</i> ha sido definida como «Genial» (<i>The Chicago Tribune</i>), «Fantástica» (<i>Vanity Fair</i>), «Ambiciosa» (<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>), y que, según <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>, tiene la misma categoría de novelas como <i>Libertad</i> de Franzen o <i>La trama nupcial</i> de Jeffrey Eugenides.<br /><br />La inteligencia, el ingenio y la profunda emoción del estilo de Wolitzer son extraordinarios y con <i>Los interesantes</i> ha conseguido que todo lo que había logrado hasta ahora, que era ya firme y notable, haya alcanzado un nivel todavía más alto. Jeffrey Eugenides<br /><br />Una gran victoria... <i>Los interesantes</i> asegura a Wolitzer un lugar entre los mejores novelistas de su generación... <i>Entertainment Weekly</i>

2 The Female Persuasion

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Family  Literary 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2018-04-03
Description :  <b>"Ultra-readable."&#xa0;<i>–Vogue&#xa0;</i><br /><br /> "Equal parts cotton candy and red meat, in the best way."&#xa0;<i>–People&#xa0;</i><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> "Wolitzer’s social commentary can be as funny as it is queasily on target.”&#xa0;<i>–Wall Street Journal<br /><br /></i>"Wolitzer is one of those rare writers who creates droll and entertaining novels of ideas."&#xa0;<b><i>–</i>Fresh Air,<i> NPR</i></b>&#xa0;<br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> From the&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>-bestselling author of&#xa0;<i>The Interestings</i>, an electric novel not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to&#xa0;<i>be</i>.</b><br /><br />To be admired by someone we admire - we all yearn for this: the private, electrifying pleasure of being singled out by someone of esteem. But sometimes it can also mean entry to a new kind of life, a bigger world.<br /><br />Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women's movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer- madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can't quite place- feels her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she'd always imagined.<br /><br />Charming and wise, knowing and witty, Meg Wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition. At its heart, <i>The Female Persuasion</i> is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. It's a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time), and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.

3 The Interestings

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2013-04-09
Description :  “Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.”—The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. But the very human moments in her work hit you harder than the big ideas. This isn't women's fiction. It's everyone's."—Entertainment Weekly (A) From New York Times–bestselling author Meg Wolitzer comes a new novel that has been called "genius" (The Chicago Tribune), “wonderful” (Vanity Fair), "ambitious" (San Francisco Chronicle),&#xa0;and a “page-turner” (Cosmopolitan), which The New York Times&#xa0;Book Review&#xa0;says is "among the ranks of books like Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom and Jeffrey Eugenides The Marriage Plot." The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. Her friend Jonah, a gifted musician, stops playing the guitar and becomes an engineer. But Ethan and Ash, Jules’s now-married best friends, become shockingly successful—true to their initial artistic dreams, with the wealth and access that allow those dreams to keep expanding. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become and the shapes their lives have taken. Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing...

4 The Wife

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Family 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2007-11-01
Description :  <b>Soon to be a major motion picture starring Glenn Close</b><br /><br />Meg Wolitzer brings her characteristic wit and intelligence to a provocative story about the evolution of a marriage, the nature of partnership, the question of a male or female sensibility, and the place for an ambitious woman in a man’s world.<br /><br />The moment Joan Castleman decides to leave her husband, they are thirty-five thousand feet above the ocean on a flight to Helsinki. Joan’s husband, Joseph, is one of America’s preeminent novelists, about to receive a prestigious international award, and Joan, who has spent forty years subjugating her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, has finally decided to stop. From this gripping opening, Meg Wolitzer flashes back to 1950s Smith College and Greenwich Village and follows the course of the marriage that has brought the couple to this breaking point—one that results in a shocking revelation. <br /><br />With her skillful storytelling and pitch-perfect observations, Wolitzer has crafted a wise and candid look at the choices all men and women make—in marriage, work, and life.

5 The Position

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2010-08-24
Description :  From the bestselling author of <i>The Wife</i>—Meg Wolitzer’s “hilariously moving, sharply written novel” (<i>USA TODAY</i>), hailed by critics and loved by readers worldwide, with its “dead-on observations about sex, marriage, and the family ties that strangle and bind” (<i>Cleveland Plain Dealer</i>).<br /><br />Crackling with intelligence and humor, <i>The Position</i> is the masterful story of one extraordinary family at the hilarious height of the sexual revolution—and through the thirty-year hangover that followed. <br /><br />In 1975, Paul and Roz Mellow write a bestselling <i>Joy of Sex</i>-type book that mortifies their four school-aged children and ultimately changes the shape of the family forever. Thirty years later, as the now dispersed family members argue over whether to reissue the book, we follow the complicated lives of each of the grown children and their conflicts in love, work, marriage, parenting, and, of course, sex—all shadowed by the indelible specter of their highly sexualized parents. Insightful, panoramic, and compulsively readable, <i>The Position</i> is an American original.

6 The Ten-Year Nap

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Family  Literary 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2008-03-27
Description :  <b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling novel by the author of <i>The Interestings </i>and <i>The Female Persuasion&#xa0;</i>that woke up critics, book clubs, and women everywhere.</b><br /><br /> 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.<br /><br /> Written in Meg Wolitzer’s inimitable, glittering style, <i>The Ten-Year Nap</i> is wickedly observant, knowing, provocative, surprising, and always entertaining, as it explores the lives of its women with candor, wit, and generosity.<br /><br /> Meg Wolitzers's newest book, <i>The Interestings</i>, is now available from Riverhead Books.

7 The Uncoupling

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-04-05
Description :  <b>From the <i>New York Times</i>-bestselling author of <i>The Interestings</i>&#xa0;and The <i>Female Persuasion,</i> a funny, provocative, revealing novel about female desire. </b> <br /><br /> When the elliptical new drama teacher at Stellar Plains High School chooses for the school play <i>Lysistrata</i>-the comedy by Aristophanes in which women stop having sex with men in order to end a war-a strange spell seems to be cast over the school. Or, at least, over the women. One by one throughout the high school community, perfectly healthy, normal women and teenage girls turn away from their husbands and boyfriends in the bedroom, for reasons they don't really understand. As the women worry over their loss of passion, and the men become by turns unhappy, offended, and above all, confused, both sides are forced to look at their shared history, and at their sexual selves in a new light. <br /><br /> As she did to such acclaim with the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The Ten-Year Nap,</i> Wolitzer tackles an issue that has deep ramifications for women's lives, in a way that makes it funny, riveting, and totally fresh-allowing us to see our own lives through her insightful lens.<br /><br /><b>Read an essay about writing <i>The Uncoupling</i> from the author, Meg Wolitzer.</b>

8 Belzhar

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Coming of Age  Books  Young Adult  Fiction 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-09-30
Description :  <b>“Expect depth and razor sharp wit in this YA novel from the author of The Interestings.” – Entertainment Weekly</b><br /><br /><b>“A prep school tale with a supernatural-romance touch, from genius adult novelist Meg Wolitzer.” —Glamour<br />&#xa0;<br />“Basically everything Meg Wolitzer writes is worth reading, usually over and over again, and her YA debut&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. is no exception.” —TeenVogue.com</b><br /><br />If life were fair, Jam Gallahue would still be&#xa0;at home in New Jersey with her sweet British&#xa0;boyfriend, Reeve Maxfield. She’d be watching&#xa0;old comedy sketches with him. She’d be kissing&#xa0;him in the library stacks. She certainly wouldn’t be at The Wooden&#xa0;Barn, a therapeutic boarding school in rural&#xa0;Vermont, living with a weird roommate, and&#xa0;signed up for an exclusive, mysterious class&#xa0;called Special Topics in English.But life isn’t fair, and Reeve Maxfield is dead. Until a journal-writing assignment leads Jam&#xa0;to Belzhar, where the untainted past is restored,&#xa0;and Jam can feel Reeve’s arms around&#xa0;her once again. But there are hidden truths on&#xa0;Jam’s path to reclaim her loss.&#xa0;<br />&#xa0;

9 The Best American Short Stories 2017

Author : Meg Wolitzer & Heidi Pitlor
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-10-03
Description :  <b>Best-selling author Meg Wolitzer guest edits the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction.</b><br /><br /> “If you know exactly what you are going to get from the experience of reading a story, you probably wouldn’t go looking for it; you need, in order to be an open reader of fiction, to be willing. To cast a vote for what you love and then wait for the outcome,” writes Meg Wolitzer in her introduction. <i>The Best American Short Stories 2017</i> casts a vote for and celebrates all that is our country. Here you’ll find a man with a boyfriend and a girlfriend, naval officers trapped on a submarine, a contestant on <i>America’s Funniest Home Videos, </i>and a gay man desperate to be a father—unforgettable characters waiting for an outcome, burning with stories to tell.<br /><br /><i>The Best American Short Stories 2017 </i><i>includes</i>&#xa0;<br /> T. C. BOYLE • JAI CHAKRABARTI • EMMA CLINE • DANIELLE EVANS • LAUREN GROFF • ERIC PUCHNER • JIM SHEPARD • CURTIS SITTENFELD • JESS WALTER<br /><i>and others </i>

10 Surrender, Dorothy

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2010-08-24
Description :  For years, Sara Swerdlow was transported by an unfettered sense of immortality. Floating along on loving friendships and the adoration of her mother, Natalie, Sara's notion of death was entirely alien to her existence. But when a summer night's drive out for ice cream ends in tragedy, thirty-year-old Sara -- "held aloft and shimmering for years" -- finally lands. <br /><br />Mining the intricate relationship between love and mourning, acclaimed novelist Meg Wolitzer explores a single, overriding question: who, finally, "owns" the excruciating loss of this young woman -- her mother or her closest friends? Depicting the aftermath of Sara's shocking death with piercing humor and shattering realism, <i>Surrender, Dorothy</i> is the luminously thoughtful, deeply moving exploration of what it is to be a mother and a friend, and, above all, what it takes to heal from unthinkable loss.

11 The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction  Books  Kids 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-09-20
Description :  Friendship, family, and high-stakes Scrabble come together in this compelling novel from a bestselling author <br /><br />Duncan Dorfman, April Blunt, and Nate Saviano don't seem to have much in common. Duncan is trying to manage his newfound ability to "read" with his fingers. April is striving to be accepted by her family of jocks. And Nate is struggling to meet his father's high expectations. But when a Scrabble Tournament brings them together, their stories intertwine. Driven by competition, drama, and just a touch of magic, the story will have readers flying through the pages, anxious to discover who will be the real winners . . .

12 This Is My Life

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Family 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-03-25
Description :  <b>The early novel that established Meg Wolitzer’s career, later made into Nora Ephron’s first film as a director.</b><br /><br />The third book by <i>New York Times</i>-bestselling author Meg Wolitzer (originally published as <i>This Is Your Life</i>), a smart, witty and perceptive novel about the daughters of a female stand-up comic who watch as their mother struggles to balance her career with the needs of her children.<br /><br />Dottie Engels, comedienne extraordinaire, performs her act in Vegas and on late-night TV.&#xa0; Her two daughters, Opal and Erica, live on the periphery of her glittering life, seeing her on the television screen more often than they do at home.&#xa0; But when Dottie’s ratings begin to slide, it takes both her daughters to save Dottie from herself.<br /><br />Displaying Wolitzer’s signature style that combines keen observations, compassion for her characters, sharp humor, and a strong social hook, <i>This Is My Life </i>expertly captures the uncertainties of adolescence and the trials of growing up in the shadow of a mother who is caught between the conflicting pulls of fame and family.

13 Sleepwalking

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-03-25
Description :  <b>The debut novel from the&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of&#xa0;<i>The Interestings </i>and&#xa0;<i>The Female Persuasion</i>, a story of three college students’ shared fascination with poetry and death, and how one of them must face difficult truths in order to leave her obsession behind.</b><br /><br /> Published when she was only twenty-three and written while she was a student at Brown, Sleepwalking marks the beginning of Meg Wolitzer’s acclaimed career.&#xa0; Filled with her usual wisdom, compassion and insight, <i>Sleepwalking </i>tells the story of the three notorious “death girls,” so called on the Swarthmore campus because they dress in black and are each absorbed in the work and suicide of a different poet: Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Wolitzer’s creation Lucy Asher, a gifted writer who drowned herself at twenty-four.&#xa0; At night the death girls gather in a candlelit room to read their heroines’ work aloud.<br /><br /> But an affair with Julian, an upperclassman, pushes sensitive , struggling Claire Danziger—she of the Lucy Asher obsession-–to consider to what degree her “death girl” identity is really who she is.&#xa0; As she grapples with her feelings for Julian, her own understanding of herself and her past begins to shift uncomfortably and even disturbingly. Finally, Claire takes drastic measures to confront the facts about herself that she has been avoiding for years.

14 Belzhar

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction  Books  Young Adult  Coming of Age 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-03-01
Description :  En Belzhar puedes encontrar lo que perdiste… Si la vida fuera justa, Jam aún viviría en su casa en Nueva Jersey y pasaría el tiempo con Reeve, su encantador novio inglés. Pero de ningún modo estaría en El Granero, un lejano internado para jóvenes “emocionalmente frágiles y sumamente inteligentes”. Esta escuela especial es conocida por una selecta y extraordinaria asignatura llamada Temas Especiales de la Literatura, que se centra totalmente en un solo escritor, en una sola novela. Pero la vida no es justa. Reeve partió hace un año y Jam aún lo está llorando. Pero algo cambia cuando es elegida para cursar la asignatura exclusiva, donde se analizará La campana de cristal, de Sylvia Plath. Además, debe escribir un diario que la transporta a un extraño lugar, en el cual puede revivir hechos clave. Es hora de enfrentar la verdad y resolver su pasado. ¿Logrará superar sus traumas? &#xa0;Belzhar tiene toques de realismo mágico y poesía. Habla sobre el primer amor, el dolor por las pérdidas y el poder de la aceptación. Leerla ayuda a tomar decisiones, a crecer, a sanar, de la mano de Meg Wolitzer y Sylvia Plath. Porque hay libros, hay historias y hay autores que pueden cambiar vidas. Porque la Literatura también puede mejorar el mundo…

15 Hustrun

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2016-03-03
Description :  Kulturmannens hustru<br /><br />Joan Castleman sitter på ett flygplan tiotusen meter upp i luften när hon bestämmer sig för att lämna sin man, den uppburne och självgode amerikanske författaren Joe Castleman. Joan har stöttat sin man i både med- och motgångar, följt honom på alla resor och uppläsningar. Sina egna författarambitioner lade hon tidigt på hyllan. Nu är hon och Joe på väg till Helsingfors där han ska ta emot ett prestigefullt litteraturpris av finska akademin. Men Joan, som under fyrtio års äktenskap offrat både familjen och sin egen karriär för att leva hans dröm, har tillslut fått nog. Tillvaron som den perfekta författarhustrun har börjat stå henne upp i halsen.<br />Utifrån denna dramatiska öppningsscen lotsar Meg Wolitzer läsaren genom det Castlemanska äktenskapet, från det trevande mötet på kursen "Grunder i kreativt skrivande" på College, där han var hennes lärare, till den slutliga brytpunkten som kulminerar i ett avslöjande av en omsorgsfullt bevarad hemlighet.<br />Meg Wolitzer har skrivit en intelligent, bitsk och roande roman om livsval, äktenskap och skrivande.<br /><br />Översättare: Peter Samuelsson,<br /><br />Omslagsformgivare: Eva Lindeberg

16 La stagione delle cattive madri

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2010-12-31
Description :  New York. Amy ha quarant’anni e come ogni giorno è pronta per la sua densa giornata di impegni: svegliare il figlio, preparare la merenda, accompagnarlo a scuola e alle lezioni di pianoforte. La vita da avvocato rampante è lontana anni luce ormai, così come l’ebbrezza che le dava battere gli avversari in aula. Tutto ora le pare così piatto e prevedibile. Anche per Jill il lavoro da sceneggiatrice è solo un remoto ricordo... La sua fervida immaginazione, che l’aveva resa una delle giovani promesse del cinema, ora le serve semplicemente per cercare di capire sua figlia. E con scarsi risultati. Anche Roberta e Karen riescono a usare le loro capacità artistiche e matematiche solo per costruire burattini per recite scolastiche e per calcolare l’importo della spesa al supermercato. Il mondo delle gallerie d’arte e dell’alta finanza non è più il loro ambiente naturale. Ma darebbero qualsiasi cosa per tornare a quei giorni. Amy, Jill, Roberta e Karen: quattro amiche inseparabili, quattro madri a tempo pieno, brave, buone, impeccabili. Fino a questo momento. Perché adesso è venuto il tempo di dire basta. Il lungo sonno è finito: i figli sono cresciuti, non hanno più bisogno della loro costante presenza. È giunta la stagione che aspettano da anni. È tempo di riprendere in mano la loro esistenza, costi quel che costi, e trovare il coraggio di guardare oltre i cancelli della scuola dei loro bambini... Un romanzo dalla storia unica. A pochi giorni dalla sua pubblicazione, ha iniziato a scalare le classifiche del «New York Times», mentre le discussioni sul libro infiammavano tutti i più importanti blog americani dedicati alla maternità. Con acume, onestà e grande sensibilità, Meg Wolitzer fotografa la realtà di essere madri, con tutte le sue contraddizioni e le sue difficoltà.

17 La città delle ribelli

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-04-05
Description :  Smettere di fare l'amore con i propri uomini per ritrovare la felicità. La vera felicità. Questa è la strategia che le donne di Stellar Plains, nel New Jersey, adottano, più o meno consapevolmente, per ritrovare sé stesse e i loro desideri. Una dopo l'altra iniziano a rifiutare qualsiasi contatto con i loro compagni. Nessuna vuole essere sfiorata: ogni bacio, ogni carezza vengono accuratamente evitati. Un vento freddo inizia a soffiare tra le lenzuola di ogni camera da letto. L'ispirazione per la rappresaglia è data da Fran Heller, la nuova, anticonvenzionale professoressa di teatro del liceo, che ha deciso di mettere in scena Lisistrata, la commedia di Aristofane in cui le cittadine ateniesi si uniscono in uno sciopero del sesso per protestare contro i loro mariti e contro la guerra. Eppure Stellar Plains sembra un luogo felice. Niente turba la serenità delle coppie che vi abitano. O almeno così appare. D'altro canto Dory e Robby Lang, insieme dai tempi dell'università, dicono di amarsi come il primo giorno, ma stanno scivolando verso una stanca sopportazione; la moglie del preside è afflitta da una sindrome di stanchezza cronica, mentre il marito se la intende con la consulente scolastica; Ruth, la neosposa, ha sempre più evidenti problemi di peso. Un quadro allarmante, fatto di nevrosi quotidiane, piccoli screzi, rancori sopiti da anni. Gli uomini fingono di non vedere le crepe celate dietro le facciate linde e ordinate e le erbacce che infestano le aiuole immacolate. E allora è compito delle donne guardare la realtà in faccia, riprendere in mano il loro destino e combattere la battaglia per salvare le coppie, e la passione delle loro notti. Dopo La stagione delle cattive madri, per mesi nella lista dei bestseller del «New York Times», Meg Wolitzer ci regala un romanzo pungente che da subito è stato acclamato dalla critica e dal pubblico americani. La città delle ribelli usa l'ironia come un bisturi e penetra nelle camere da letto in punta di piedi, svelandoci i segreti e i desideri nascosti di ogni donna.

18 La position

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2014-03-13
Description :  1975. Au plus fort de la révolution sexuelle, Paul et Roz Mellow publient un guide du plaisir amoureux, décrivant la plupart des positions connues, illustré de dessins représentant le couple d'écrivains en action. Lorsque leurs quatre enfants, âgés de 6 à 15 ans, découvrent par hasard le livre, le choc est de taille. <br /><br /> 2005. À l'occasion d'un projet de réédition du livre, la famille se réunit. Paul et Roz sont aujourd'hui divorcés. Quant aux enfants, qui ont grandi dans un contexte social radicalement différent de celui de leurs parents, ils sont tous, à des degrés divers, marqués par la vie libérée de ces derniers. Après des années de dérive, l'aînée, Holly, s'est réfugiée dans un mariage illusoire ; Michael souffre de dépression chronique et d'impuissance ; Dashiell est gay et militant républicain ; la plus jeune, Claudia, a du mal à quitter le giron familial. Tous sont la proie de contradictions diverses, entre besoin d'être libres et d'être aimés, émancipation et fidélité à leurs racines. Tous se cherchent eux-mêmes dans une société de plus en plus cloisonnée. <br /><br /> Avec cette irrésistible saga familiale, Meg Wolitzer, comparée par le New York Times à Jonathan Franzen et Jeffrey Eugenides, fait son entrée dans la cour des grands. À la fois émouvant, pertinent et follement romanesque, La Position a été élu par le Times comme l'un des meilleurs romans de la décennie.

19 Die Interessanten

Author : Meg Wolitzer & Werner Löcher-Lawrence
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2014-08-18
Description :  Nach dem Tod ihres Vaters will Julie Jacobson nur noch eins: raus aus der Tristesse ihres provinziellen Zuhauses. Das Sommercamp an der Ostküste eröffnet ihr eine neue Welt. Eine Welt der Kunst, Kreativität und Freiheit, verkörpert durch die interessantesten Menschen, denen sie je begegnet ist: Ethan, Jonah, Cathy, Ash und Goodman, fünf junge New Yorker, die Julie ihrer Schlagfertigkeit und ihres schwarzen Humors wegen in ihre privilegierte Clique aufnehmen. Die Jahre und Jahrzehnte vergehen, aber nicht jeder der »Interessanten«, wie sie sich selbst halb ironisch nennen, kann aus seinen Begabungen das machen, was er sich als Jugendlicher erträumte. Was bestimmt das Leben – Talent, Glück oder das Resultat der eigenen Entschlossenheit? Meg Wolitzer zeigt an ihren Figuren die Tragik und Komik des Daseins und erzählt davon, wie es sich anfühlt, wenn man plötzlich versteht – vielleicht zu spät –, wer man einmal war und wer man geworden ist. ›Die Interessanten‹ ist ein großer Gesellschafts- und Ideenroman über das Wesen der Kunst und der Freundschaft vor dem Panorama der USA in den letzten vierzig Jahren.

20 Quando tutto era possibile

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-09-25
Description :  <i>«Meg Wolitzer mette nei suoi romanzi un'energia prodigiosa.»</i><br /><b>The Guardian</b><br /><br /><i>«L'arguzia, l'intelligenza e la profonda sensibilità della scrittura di Meg Wolitzer sono straordinari. Quanto tutto era possibile la porta a un livello ancora più alto. Mi ricorda Virginia Woolf.»</i><br /><b>Jeffrey Eugenides</b><br /><br /><b>Un gruppo di amici e una promessa: restare uniti per sempre.</b><br />Luglio 1974. È una serata piena di stelle. Il cuore di Jules batte all’impazzata mentre rivolge per la prima volta la parola ai suoi nuovi amici. Il suo sogno è quello di fare l’attrice, ma è timida e introversa. Eppure, ora tutto sta per cambiare. Cinque ragazzi che trascorrono con lei le vacanze estive in un prestigioso campeggio del Massachusetts l’hanno accolta tra loro, nel ristretto novero delle persone «più dannatamente interessanti che siano mai vissute». <br />Tranne Jules, tutti loro sono rampolli dell’alta società di New York, e hanno creato una strana società segreta, poco più che un sogno di gioventù estemporaneo e altisonante. Ma questo non importa. Quello che conta ora sono le loro ambizioni e i loro desideri. Alcuni destinati a consumarsi velocemente, esaurendosi nello spazio di un’estate; altri a essere inseguiti con tenacia e coronati dal successo; altri ancora, semplicemente, a non realizzarsi mai. Ma mentre agli ideali giovanili, nati al ritmo delle ballate di Bob Dylan, si sostituiscono le sfide della vita adulta e la necessità di lottare a denti stretti per ciò che si ama, ciò che non conosce fine è la loro amicizia. Un legame indissolubile, che resiste alla sfida del tempo, al crollo delle aspettative, alle invidie, ai segreti taciuti e sussurrati. <br />Quando il futuro li mette alla prova, ciascuno di loro sa di poter contare sugli altri. Perché né Jules né nessuno dei suoi amici può dimenticare che c’è stato almeno un giorno, un’ora, un minuto in cui tutto era possibile. <br /><br /><b>Quando tutto era possibile è un inno alla generazione più controversa e interessante dei nostri tempi, quella cresciuta negli anni Settanta</b>, il romanzo tocca le corde più nascoste del cuore, mostrando come amicizia, lealtà e passione siano spesso gli unici punti di riferimento in vite che prendono in contropiede, sconvolgono, sorprendono.

21 Os Interessantes

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Romance  Books 
Price :  $23.99
Release Date :  2014-08-26
Description :  Numa noite de verão de 1974, seis adolescentes planeiam uma amizade para toda a vida. Jules, Cathy, Jonah, Goodman, Ethan e Ash ensaiam a atitude cool que (esperam) os defina como adultos. Fumam erva, bebem vodka, partilham os seus sonhos. E, juram, serão sempre Os Interessantes. Ao longo da adolescência, o talento artístico destes seis amigos foi sempre satisfeito e encorajado. Mas o tipo de criatividade que é celebrada aos 15 anos nem sempre é suficiente para impulsionar a vida aos 30 – para não falar dos 50.

22 Was uns bleibt ist jetzt

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction  Books  Young Adult 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2015-09-21
Description :  Ich warte auf dich am Rande der Welt<br /><br />Jam durchlebt die erste große Liebe zu Reeve so intensiv wie nichts zuvor. Dann stirbt Reeve und für Jam macht das Leben keinen Sinn mehr. Ein Internat für traumatisierte Teenager soll helfen, und speziell eine exklusive Literaturklasse, der Jam zusammen mit nur vier anderen Schülern zugeteilt wird. Ihre Lehrerin, Mrs Q, gibt ihnen Tagebücher mit. Nichts Neues, denkt Jam, aber als die Jugendlichen dann wirklich nachts darin schreiben, geschieht etwas Unvorstellbares: Sie gelangen nach Belzhar, in die Welt ihrer eigenen Vergangenheit vor dem schrecklichen, alles verändernden Ereignis. Gierig saugt Jam die Zeit mit Reeve in sich auf. Doch mit jeder Seite nähert sich der Tag, an dem sie sich der Wahrheit stellen muss. Ist sie bereit, ihre Zukunft zu opfern, um in der Vergangenheit glücklich zu sein, oder gibt sie der Zukunft eine Chance, sie noch glücklicher zu machen?

23 Die Stellung

Author : Meg Wolitzer & Werner Löcher-Lawrence
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $19.99
Release Date :  2015-08-21
Description :  Mitte der Siebzigerjahre erschüttert ein Buch die amerikanische Öffentlichkeit: Der Sex-Ratgeber ›Pleasuring. Die Reise eines Paares zur Erfüllung‹ ist in aller Munde. Ungünstig nur, dass die Autoren, das Ehepaar Mellow, vier minderjährige Kinder haben. Die müssen sich nun damit auseinandersetzen, dass Vater und Mutter in aller Öffentlichkeit ihr tabuloses Liebesleben beschreiben. Und das Schlimmste: Das Buch zeigt sie in sehr detailreichen Zeichnungen – in jeder nur denkbaren Stellung. Während die Ehe der Eltern den Bach runtergeht, versuchen die Kinder, irgendwie mit diesem Gipfel der Peinlichkeit klar¬zukommen. Denn ›Pleasuring‹ wird zu einem Buch, das jeder, wirklich jeder kennt und das die Mellow-Geschwister ihr Leben lang begleiten wird … ›Die Stellung‹ ist ein tragikomisches Familienporträt, das davon erzählt, wie vier Geschwister, denen wenig Illusionen über Liebe und Sex geblieben sind, sich in der Welt behaupten. Gleichzeitig führt uns Meg Wolitzer gnadenlos vor Augen, dass wir einer Sache nicht entfliehen können: Wir sind die Kinder unserer Eltern.

24 Les Intéressants

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2015-09-01
Description :  En 1974, Julie passe son été à Spirit-in-the-Wood, une colonie de vacances. Elle y rencontre un groupe de cinq adolescents qui se sont baptisés les «Intéressants» : Ethan, un surdoué des films d'animation ; Goodman et sa soeur Ash, jeunes New-Yorkais bien nés ; Jonah, le fils d'une célèbre chanteuse folk, icône de la contre-culture, et enfin Cathy qui rêve de devenir danseuse. Le roman suit leur vie pendant quarante ans. Ethan épousera Ash. Ensemble, ils connaîtront la réussite et les drames. Goodman devra faire face à la justice. Jonah se détournera de la musique. Et Julie ? Julie se cherchera pendant de longues années et racontera leur histoire à tous.

25 Interesanții

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2015-09-10
Description :  În stilul narcisist și autoironic al adolescenților privilegiați, Ethan, Jonah, Cathy, Ash și fratele ei Goodman își iau numele de Interesanții în tabăra artistică din Berkshire Mountains, locul lor de întâlnire în fiecare vară. Jules Jacobson e flatată și uluită când e primită în mica lor enclavă, unde își folosește spiritul sarcastic pentru a compensa lipsa frumuseții, a banilor sau a avantajelor sociale.<br /><br />După ce o tragedie îi îndepărtează pe doi dintre membrii grupului, cei rămași încep durerosul proces al maturizării, îmbrățișând cariere și construind relații de pe urma cărora ies mai mult sau mai puțin învingători.<br /><br />Absolut remarcabil. Cu acest roman, Meg Wolitzer s-a depășit pe sine. Interesanții poate sta alături de Libertate a lui Jonathan Franzen sau de Intriga matrimonială a lui Jeffrey Eugenides. – The New York Times Book Review<br /><br />O victorie! Interesanții o plasează pe Meg Wolitzer printre cei mai buni scriitori ai generației sale. Nu e literatură feminină. E pentru toată lumea. – Entertainment Weekly<br /><br />Există un ritual al copilăriei: jurământul solemn că, orice s-ar întâmpla, nu pierzi legătura cu prietenii tăi. Iar pentru cei șase adolescenți cu înclinații artistice, ale căror vieți sunt descrise în noul roman de largă respirație al lui Meg Wolitzer, jurământul acesta e ținut timp de aproape patruzeci de ani. – People<br /><br />„Fusese o nulitate, iar acum era în mijlocul acestui grup de prieteni, admirată pentru umorul ei mucalit, de a cărui existență nu știuse până atunci. Jules era o sursă de interes pentru toți, era foarte bună prietenă cu Ash și ținta venerației lui Ethan. De asemenea, de când venise acolo, ajunsese instantaneu o actriță, dând probe și obținând roluri în piese. Inițial, nici măcar nu voise să audă de teatru. «Nu-s la fel de bună ca tine», îi spusese lui Ash, iar Ash îi dăduse următorul sfat: «Știi cum te porți când ești cu noi? Știi ce tare ești? Fii așa și pe scenă. Ieși din tine însăți. N-ai nimic de pierdut, Jules. Și dacă nu acum, atunci când?»“

26 Redoma

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2015-12-13
Description :  Se a vida fosse justa, Jam Gallahue estaria vivendo sua vida tranquila em Nova Jersey, assistindo a séries e abraçando seu namorado, Reeve Maxfield. Ela não estaria infeliz e sem vontade de se levantar da cama, nem estaria em um internato para adolescentes “emocionalmente frágeis”. Mas a vida não é justa, Jam perdeu seu primeiro amor e está completamente perdida.<br /> A mudança de escola parece a única possibilidade de recuperação para a garota, que passou quase um ano mergulhada em tristeza. No entanto, ela odeia a nova rotina e decide levar tudo com o menor esforço possível. Por isso, Jam fica surpresa quando descobre que foi selecionada para a exclusiva e lendária aula de “Tópicos Especiais em Inglês”, da misteriosa Sra. Quenell.<br /> A turma tem mais quatro estudantes, todos com histórico de traumas ainda piores que os de Jam. Mesmo assim, a professora parece não se importar com a fragilidade de seus alunos quando escolhe o livro que trabalhará durante o semestre: <i>A redoma de vidro</i>, de Sylvia Plath. O romance, que narra a série de eventos que levariam a estudante Esther Greenwood a um colapso nervoso, parece a opção mais improvável, para adolescentes que ainda estão superando experiências difíceis.<br /> Além das discussões sobre o livro, cada aluno tem a tarefa de escrever em um diário entregue pela professora. E é esse trabalho que leva Jam e seus amigos desajustados à Redoma, um lugar misterioso onde o passado pode ser revivido, e cada um dos alunos pode rever sua vida antes do momento traumático que levou ao internato.&#xa0;<br /> Repleto de referências ao clássico de Sylvia Plath, <i>Redoma </i>é um romance sobre o primeiro amor, o sofrimento, o amadurecimento e os problemas de aceitação na adolescência. É também uma história sobre como a amizade pode ajudar a superar os piores traumas da vida.

27 Die Ehefrau

Author : Meg Wolitzer & Stephan Kleiner
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2016-09-21
Description :  Joan Castleman hat ihrem Mann alles geopfert – sogar ihr Talent. Sie führt ein Leben in zweiter Reihe, ein Leben als Mutter und Muse. Sie ist die Frau des berühmten Schriftstellers Joe Castleman. Einst war er ihr Dozent für Kreatives Schreiben und sie seine begabteste Studentin. Ihm zuliebe hat sie ihre Karriere aufgegeben. Nun, Jahre später, steht Joe vor der Krönung der seinen: Ihm soll der renommierte Helsinki-Preis verliehen werden. Für Joan ist das der Anlass, während des langen Fluges zur Preisverleihung ihre Ehe zu rekapitulieren. Sie nimmt den Leser mit an den Anfang der Beziehung ins Amerika der Fünfzigerjahre – und führt ihn in die literarischen Zirkel der Achtzigerjahre. Vor allem aber hinterfragt sie ihre Rolle als Ehefrau, in der sie Joe hassen gelernt hat – nicht nur seiner zahlreichen Seitensprünge wegen. Die eigentliche Demütigung ist ganz anderer Natur … Mit hintergründigem Witz entwickelt Meg Wolitzer die Psychologie einer zerrütteten Ehe mit einem meisterhaften Gespür für die Abgründe, die in ganz alltäglichen zwischenmenschlichen Beziehungen liegen.

28 Hustruen

Author : Meg Wolitzer
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2018-02-01
Description :  Da den 64-årige Joan Castleman beslutter sig for at bryde op fra sit ægteskab, befinder hun sig i et fly med kurs mod Finland. Hendes mand, der er en berømt forfatter, skal modtage en fornem litteraturpris i Helsinki, og Joan, der i fyrre år har stået til rådighed for ham, har fået nok!<br /><br /> HUSTRUEN er en underholdende og svirpende morsom historie om et traditionelt ægteskab, hvor manden og hans karriere er centrum for hele familiens liv. Romanen gennemlyser det intime liv mellem to mennesker, så skjulte strukturer træder frem, og en anden historie gradvis bliver synlig.&#xa0;&#xa0;<br /><br /> MEG WOLITZER (f. 1959) er en af USA's store samtidsforfattere og ikke tidligere udkommet på dansk.

29 Das weibliche Prinzip

Author : Meg Wolitzer & Henning Ahrens
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Release Date :  2018-07-16
Description :  Die schüchterne Greer Kadetsky ist noch nicht lange auf dem College, als sie der Frau begegnet, die ihr Leben für immer verändern soll: Faith Frank. Die charismatische Dreiundsechzigjährige gilt seit Jahrzehnten als Schlüsselgur der Frauenbewegung, und sie ist das, was Greer gerne wäre: unerschrocken, schlagfertig, kämpferisch. So sehr Greer ihren Freund Cory liebt und sich auf die gemeinsame Zukun freut, wird sie doch von einer Sehnsucht umgetrieben, die sie selbst kaum benennen kann. Durch die Begegnung mit Faith Frank bricht etwas in der jungen Frau auf, und sie stellt sich die entscheidenden Fragen: Wer bin ich, und wer will ich sein? Jahre später, Greer hat den Abschluss hinter sich, geschieht, wovon sie nie zu träumen gewagt hätte: Faith lädt sie zu einem Vorstellungsgespräch nach New York ein - und führt Greer damit auf den abenteuerlichsten Weg ihres Lebens: einen verschlungenen, manchmal steinigen Weg, letztlich den Weg zu sich selbst. Mal mit funkelndem Witz, mal tief berührend und stets mit großer Empathie erzählt Meg Wolitzer von Macht in all ihren Facetten, von Feminismus, Liebe und Loyalität und beweist sich als hellwache Beobachterin unserer Zeit.



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