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The Wife, by Meg Wolitzer

I knew I liked Meg Wolitzer before I read her latest,The Interestings, but afterwards I was inspired to look for her older novels, something I only do with my very favorite authors. Read more

The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer

For me, this novel was a perfect summer read, and not because it was a lightweight piece of fluff, either. It starts in an summer arts camp in the Berkshires in the mid-1970s. This is a classier camp than I ever went to, full of privileged, talented high school students. While my music and church camp experiences were more low-rent, there’s something about the experience of being thrown into communal, semi-outdoor living with a bunch of strangers at that age that’s universally traumatic and memorable. I could almost smell the musty, reindeer-flannel-lined sleeping bags. Read more