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Wolitzer, Meg

Overview
Works: 54 works in 376 publications in 14 languages and 20,802 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  Young adult works  Fantasy fiction  Children's audiobooks  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3573.O564, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Meg Wolitzer
 
Most widely held works by Meg Wolitzer
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

56 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents become and the shapes their lives take
The ten-year nap by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 2,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens in one community when a group of educated women chooses not to work? Four friends are forced to confront the choices they've made in opting out of their careers--until a series of startling events shatters the peace and, for some of them, changes the landscape entirely
The uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the elliptical new drama teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Stellar Pines, New Jersey, chooses as the school play Lysistrata--the Aristophanes comedy 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, women and teenaged girl suddenly turn away from their husbands and boyfriends in the bedroom, for reasons they don't really understand. Dory Lang, a happily married forty-something English teacher, is mystified when she abruptly loses the desire to have sex with Robby, her cherished spouse of nearly twenty years. One after another, her friends admit to having the same perplexing and disturbing experience. They include Bev, a fiftyish overweight guidance counselor married to an anxious hedge fund manager; Leanne, a young psychologist of South Asian background with three boyfriends and no wish to be monogamous; and Ruth, a formerly lesbian gym teacher now married to a make sculptor, with who she has twin boys and a new baby. And not long after Dory's daughter, Willa, has fallen under a very different spell--one of teenaged infatuation and sexual discovery--the sixteen-year-old suddenly feels the need to put an end to her new romantic relationship. As all these women worry over their loss of passion, and as the men become by turns unhappy, offended, and confused, both sides are forced to look at their partners, their shared history, and their sexual selves in an entirely new light
The wife : a novel by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

38 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of her husband's receipt of a prestigious literary award, Joan Castleman, who has put her own writing ambitions on hold to support her husband, evaluates her choices and decides to end the marriage
Belzhar : a novel by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jam Gallahue, fifteen, unable to cope with the loss of her boyfriend Reeve, is sent to a therapeutic boarding school in Vermont, where a journal-writing assignment for an exclusive, mysterious English class transports her to the magical realm of Belzhar, where she and Reeve can be together
The fingertips of Duncan Dorfman by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-olds Duncan Dorfman, April Blunt, and Nate Saviano meet at the Youth Scrabble Tournament where, although each has a different reason for attending and for needing to win, they realize that something more important is at stake than the grand prize
The position : a novel by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years after their parents wrote a sex guide for couples during the 1970s sexual revolution, four siblings explore the ways in which their parents' sexuality has affected their lives and argue over whether or not to reissue the book
Surrender, Dorothy : a novel by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of a woman's death on her friends. After Dorothy dies in a car accident while spending the summer with them, they invite her mother to join them and the reminiscing soothes everyone's grief
Friends for life : a novel by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the unwinding of friendships with age. The protagonists are four women and their break up begins when one moves out of town. Another quits when someone makes a nasty remark about her husband. Eventually, they get together for one of those reunions where people pretend nothing has changed
This is your life : a novel by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stand-up comic Dottie Engels and her two daughters each cope differently with Dottie's success
The ten-year nap : a novel by Meg Wolitzer( Recording )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a group of four New York friends, the past decade has been largely defined by marriage and motherhood. Educated and reared to believe that they would conquer the world, they then left prestigious jobs to stay home with their babies. What was meant to be a temporary leave of absence has lasted a decade. Now, at age forty, with the halcyon days of young motherhood behind them and without professions to define them, Amy, Jill, Roberta, and Karen face a life that is not what they were brought up to expect but seems to be the one they have chosen. But when Amy meets someone who seems to have fulfilled the classic women's dream of having it all-work, love, family-without having to give anything up, a lifetime's worth of concerns, both practical and existential, opens up. As her obsession with this woman's bustling life grows, it forces the four friends to confront the choices they've made-until a series of startling events shatters the peace and, for some of them, changes the landscape entirely
The interestings : a novel by Meg Wolitzer( Recording )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts form what seems likely to be a lifelong friendship. Decades later the bond remains, but so much else has changed. Through adolescence, the artistic interests and abilities of these six friends have all been indulged, encouraged, and celebrated. But the kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty - not to mention age fifty. For the group of friends who met and joined together because of a shared sense of being "interesting," this is a startling and sometimes painful realization. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation as a therapist. Her friend Jonah, a gifted guitarist, puts aside music completely and becomes a mechanical engineer. In wild contrast, however, their two closest friends, now married to each other, have become shockingly successful and famous. Ethan, a brilliant animator, has a hit TV show and franchise. His wife, Ash, has found lasting critical respect as a stage director. What's more, Ethan and Ash also now possess the means and influence that allow their artistic dreams to keep expanding. But what becomes of friendships when two of the friends reach a level of startling success and wealth, and the others do not? And what happens when the person you envy most deeply is also someone you genuinely love?"--Container
The uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer( Recording )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the new drama teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt High School decides on Lysistrata for the year's school play, fiction mirrors real life, or rather vice versa. In the play, the women of Greece control their husbands and gain newfound independence by withholding sex. Coincidentally, the women and teens of Stellar Plains also turn their men away from the bedroom for reasons they cannot rationally explain
Sleepwalking by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The debut novel from New York Times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer, 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. 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. Filled with her usual wisdom, compassion and insight, Sleepwalking 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. At night the death girls gather in a candlelit room to read their heroines' work aloud. 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. 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
Hidden pictures by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustratrice van een kindertijdschrift is ontevreden over haar huwelijk en moederschap en ontdekt langzaamaan haar lesbische gevoelens
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer( Recording )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jam Gallahue, fifteen, unable to cope with the loss of her boyfriend Reeve, is sent to a therapeutic boarding school in Vermont, where a journal-writing assignment for an exclusive, mysterious English class transports her to the magical realm of Belzhar, where she and Reeve can be together
The dream book by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When eleven-year-old Claudia, living alone with her mother, meets tough Danger Roth, the two girls start sharing strange dreams in which Claudia's missing father sends her cryptic messages
Fitzgerald did it : the writer's guide to mastering the screenplay by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caribou by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Becca's older brother Stevie is selected for the draft during the Vietnamese War, he decides to go to Canada instead, leaving his family upset and divided by his refusal to go to war
The wife : a novel by Meg Wolitzer( Recording )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. 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 Smith College and Greenwich Village in the 1950s and follows the course of the marriage that has brought the couple to this breaking point--one that results in a shocking revelation. 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
 
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Alternative Names
Meg Wolitzer Amerikaans schrijfster

Meg Wolitzer amerykańska pisarka

Meg Wolitzer écrivaine américaine

Meg Wolitzer escritora estadounidense

Meg Wolitzer US-amerikanische Autorin

Мэг Уолицер

וולצר, מג

וולצר, מג סופרת אמריקאית

월리처, 메그

ウォリッツアー, メグ

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The uncouplingThe wife : a novelThe fingertips of Duncan DorfmanThe position : a novelSurrender, Dorothy : a novelThe ten-year nap : a novelThe uncouplingFitzgerald did it : the writer's guide to mastering the screenplay