Meg Wolitzer





Meg Wolitzer


Born
in Long Island, New York, The United States
May 28, 1959

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Meg Wolitzer is the author of The Ten-Year Nap and seven previous novels, including The Position and The Wife . Her short fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize.

Author photo copyright Deborah Copaken.

Average rating: 3.44 · 107,357 ratings · 14,475 reviews · 27 distinct works · Similar authors
The Interestings

3.53 avg rating — 74,980 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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Belzhar

3.45 avg rating — 9,859 ratings — published 2014 — 24 editions
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The Ten-Year Nap

2.94 avg rating — 6,825 ratings — published 2008 — 23 editions
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The Uncoupling

2.86 avg rating — 5,430 ratings — published 2011 — 21 editions
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The Wife

3.58 avg rating — 4,950 ratings — published 2003 — 21 editions
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The Position

3.28 avg rating — 2,920 ratings — published 2005 — 21 editions
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The Fingertips of Duncan Do...

3.57 avg rating — 918 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Surrender, Dorothy

3.23 avg rating — 584 ratings — published 1999 — 8 editions
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Sleepwalking

3.44 avg rating — 322 ratings — published 1982 — 5 editions
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This is Your Life

3.47 avg rating — 267 ratings — published 1988 — 8 editions
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“But, she knew, you didn’t have to marry your soulmate, and you didn’t even have to marry an Interesting. You didn’t always need to be the dazzler, the firecracker, the one who cracked everyone up, or made everyone want to sleep with you, or be the one who wrote and starred in the play that got the standing ovation. You could cease to be obsessed with the idea of being interesting.”
Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings

“People could not get enough of what they had lost, even if they no longer wanted it.”
Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings

“You stayed around your children as long as you could, inhaling the ambient gold shavings of their childhood, and at the last minute you tried to see them off into life and hoped that the little piece of time you’d given them was enough to prevent them from one day feeling lonely and afraid and hopeless. You wouldn’t know the outcome for a long time.”
Meg Wolitzer, The Ten-Year Nap

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