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November Book Choice - The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

  • Nov 19, 2013 · 7:15 PM
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From New York Times–bestselling author Meg Wolitzer comes a new novel that has been called "genius" (The Chicago Tribune), “wonderful” (Vanity Fair), "ambitious" (San Francisco Chronicle), and a “page-turner” (Cosmopolitan), which The New York Times Book Review says is "among the ranks of books like Jonathan Franzen’sFreedom and Jeffrey Eugenides The Marriage Plot."

The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge.

The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. Her friend Jonah, a gifted musician, stops playing the guitar and becomes an engineer. But Ethan and Ash, Jules’s now-married best friends, become shockingly successful—true to their initial artistic dreams, with the wealth and access that allow those dreams to keep expanding. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become and the shapes their lives have taken.

Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing New York City, The Interestings explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life.

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  • Emily

    was going to e-mail you all, but not quite sure how to do that... anyone interested in seeing "hunger games" on sunday afternoon?? send me a message or post here. :) happy friday!

    November 22, 2013

  • Caroline

    Just FYI...parking entrance only accessible via Vineyard or Quarry.

    November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My children are conspiring against me tonight. I'll be late, so please get started without me. I'm so sorry.

    November 19, 2013

  • peining

    sorry, i have something urgent coming up tomorrow, can't make it this time.

    November 18, 2013

  • Emily

    anyone no longer able to make it on tuesday? i read the book & was hoping a spot might open up. thanks!

    November 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Open! I'm not able to go at the last minute. I'm glad that you can go. :)

      November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like I'll have to miss this one but am looking forward to seeing what the next book is and hopefully meeting everyone next time.

    November 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to my first book with this group and getting to know folks in the area.

    1 · October 16, 2013

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