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Wolitzer, Meg

Overview
Works: 60 works in 499 publications in 15 languages and 24,774 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction  Young adult works  Fantasy fiction  Short stories  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, win, Compiler, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3573.O564, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Meg Wolitzer
 
Most widely held works by Meg Wolitzer
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

64 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 3,073 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 uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

32 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,332 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 ten-year nap by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

32 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 2,276 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 female persuasion by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

28 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 2,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The wife : a novel by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

51 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman is forced to confront the sacrifices she's made in order to achieve the life she thought she wanted
Belzhar : a novel by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

29 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,678 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 )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,328 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 )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,249 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 )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 915 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
The female persuasion by Meg Wolitzer( Recording )

12 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A college student finds her perspectives transformed by a mentor activist at the center of the women's movement who challenges her to discover herself in ways that take her far from the traditional life she envisioned
Friends for life : a novel by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 711 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 )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stand-up comic Dottie Engels and her two daughters each cope differently with Dottie's success
The Best American Short Stories 2017 by T. Coraghessan Boyle( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a selection of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
The interestings : a novel by Meg Wolitzer( Recording )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 635 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 ten-year nap : a novel by Meg Wolitzer( Recording )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 611 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 Best American short stories, 1998 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology by various authors on a variety of subjects. Akhil Sharma's Cosmopolitan is a love affair between an American woman and an Indian immigrant, while Tim Gautreaux's Welding with Children is on a man caring for his grandchildren
Sleepwalking by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of a curious society of three young women called the "death girls" of Swarthmore campus, Claire must finally confront the reasons for her behavior
The uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer( Recording )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 483 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
Hidden pictures by Meg Wolitzer( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 392 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 )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 392 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
 
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The ten-year nap
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The ten-year napThe wife : a novelThe fingertips of Duncan DorfmanThe position : a novelSurrender, Dorothy : a novelThe ten-year nap : a novelThe Best American short stories, 1998 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazinesThe uncoupling
Alternative Names
Meg Wolitzer American writer

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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