Some of My Favorite Books

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer

The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer is the first of her books I'd read, and I was pleasantly surprised. This story is of a four friends, women who live close together and some of whose sons attend the same private school in New York City.

The back and forth from woman to woman and from the 1960s or present day or the 1970s is seamless and provides just enough background on the women's mothers and what made them who they are.

Like I often do when I read a new author (new to me, any way), I looked up Meg Wolitzer. I knew I'd never read any of her novels, but I was surprised to see that I'd seen two movies based on books she wrote:  This Is Your Life, about a stand up comedian, and Surrender, Dorothy. Both were excellent. I may have to read the books.

Book Read:  The Ten-Year Nap
Author:  Meg Wolitzer
ISBN:  978-1-59448-978-5

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