Author: Meg Wolitzer

Book Review: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Posted June 23, 2014 in Reviews / 9 Comments
Book Review: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

A few months after her father’s untimely death in the mid-1970s, Jules Jacobson goes away to a summer camp for creative teens in Upstate New York. A scholarship girl among the children of wealthy New Yorkers, the awkward, grieving teen has trouble fitting in at first, but over the course of her stay, she falls in with a group of friends who change her life. A highminded group of teens, they somewhat ironically dub themselves “the Interestings,” and their friendships […]

Book Review: The Wife by Meg Wolitzer

Posted April 28, 2014 in Reviews / 17 Comments
Book Review: The Wife by Meg Wolitzer

While on a plane to Helsinki, where her famous author husband will receive a major literary prize, Joan Castleman finally decides to leave the man she has spent most of her life with. From her seat in first class, she reminisces about her life with Joe, which started when she was a student at Smith College in the 1950s. When Joan walks into her creative writing class at Smith, she is immediately drawn to Joe, the charming young professor. Joe, […]