The Ten-year Nap

The Ten-year Nap

Book - 2008
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The New York Times bestselling novel by the author of The Interestings that woke up critics, book clubs, and women everywhere.

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.

Written in Meg Wolitzer's inimitable, glittering style, The Ten-Year Nap is wickedly observant, knowing, provocative, surprising, and always entertaining, as it explores the lives of its women with candor, wit, and generosity.

Meg Wolitzers's newest book, The Interestings , is now available from Riverhead Books.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2008.
ISBN: 9781594483547
Branch Call Number: WOL
Characteristics: 351 pages ; 24 cm


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Feb 24, 2014

I just couldn't get into this book. Maybe I didn't give it enough time, but the story-line seemed dated and the characters didn't draw me in to their lives.

Jul 15, 2013

have no idea what this was about. couldn't have been that memorable!

dsabrunner Feb 07, 2013

Wow - I am shocked by the low ratings. I loved this book - one of my favorite novels of recent times. I was sad when it ended.

Nov 09, 2009

I could not get interested in this book, so did not finish reading it.

Aug 25, 2008

Much better than I expected this to be - was thinking it would be something light such as a weiner book. Found it to be both an entertaining and thoughtful read with social commentary on the dilemma most mothers face - work vs. family balance.

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