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The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer - January Meetup (Silver Spring)

PLEASE NOTE: Start time is changing to 7:15 starting this month to accommodate the situation at the Bombay Gaylord.  Bring cash if you plan on ordering because the restaurant no longer does separate checks.  We'll order food as a group at 7:30, so please be on time if you wish to order something.

The TPBCMG book for January is The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer, named a best book of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Time, and The Chicago Tribune, and named a notable book by The New York Times Book Review and The Washington Post.

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.

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.

The book is available in hardcover or as an eBook.  (No paperback yet!)

If more than 12 people show up, we will break into two groups and I will ask for a volunteer to moderate the second group.

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  • Keith R. B.

    I just joined a couple of days ago, and unfortunately I don't have a copy of this book. It does look like it would be of interest. I've got Slaughterhouse #5 and the House of Mirth from the library, so I hope one of those two are chosen for the Meet-up in February.--Keith Bare

    January 9, 2014

  • Stephanie S.

    "start time is chancing to 7:15" makes me happy.

    December 26, 2013

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