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The Resource The ten-year nap, Meg Wolitzer

The ten-year nap, Meg Wolitzer

Label
The ten-year nap
Title
The ten-year nap
Statement of responsibility
Meg Wolitzer
Title variation
10 year nap
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the bestselling author of The Wifeand The Position, a feverishly smart novel about female ambition, money, class, motherhood, and marriage-and what happens in one community when a group of educated women chooses not to work. 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 jobs as corporate lawyers, investment bankers, and film scouts 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 gets to know a charismatic and successful working mother of three who appears 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 Amy's obsession with this woman's bustling life grows, it forces the four friends 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. Written in Meg Wolitzer's inimitable, glittering style, The Ten-Year Napis wickedly observant, knowing, provocative, surprising, and always entertaining, as it explores the lives of these women with candor, wit, and generosity
Summary
Ten years after leaving high-power jobs to raise their children, four New York friends enter their forties while struggling with the differences between their past ideals and their present realities
Writing style
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226189
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wolitzer, Meg
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.O564
LC item number
T45 2008
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Women
  • Unemployment
  • Motherhood
  • Marriage
Target audience
adult
Label
The ten-year nap, Meg Wolitzer
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn166359962
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
351 p.
Isbn
9781594489785
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2007038759
System control number
(OCoLC)166359962
Label
The ten-year nap, Meg Wolitzer
Publication
Control code
ocn166359962
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
351 p.
Isbn
9781594489785
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2007038759
System control number
(OCoLC)166359962

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