The Female Persuasion: A Novel

It's a story about the people who guide and the people who follow and how those roles evolve over time, and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light. Greer kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Charming and wise, knowing and witty, ego and loyalty, Meg Wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, womanhood and ambition.

. But sometimes it can also mean entry to a new kind of life, a bigger world. At its heart, the female persuasion is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. New york times bestseller "ultra-readable. Vogue  "equal parts cotton candy and red meat, in the best way.

People    "wolitzer’s social commentary can be as funny as it is queasily on target. Wall street journal "wolitzer is one of those rare writers who creates droll and entertaining novels of ideas. Fresh air, npr    from the new york times-bestselling author of The Interestings, an electric novel not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be.

And then, astonishingly, faith invites greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she'd always imagined. Upon hearing faith speak for the first time, Greer- madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can't quite place- feels her inner world light up.

Faith frank, has been a central pillar of the women's movement for decades, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, a figure who inspires others to influence the world.

You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories

Now, with this first collection of short fiction, her “astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers’ heads” The Washington Post is showcased like never before. A high-powered lawyer honeymooning with her husband is caught off guard by the appearance of the girl who tormented her in high school.

Whatever sittenfeld writes, we’ll read it. People “razor-sharp, often hilarious. A shy ivy league student learns the truth about a classmate’s seemingly enviable life. Curtis sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them.

Witty and buoyant, Sittenfeld delivers her characters to her audience with bemused perspicacity and above all affection. Sittenfeld proves adept at quickly establishing characters in whom the reader feels inclined to invest immediately. Chicago tribune “perfectly paced, witty and laced with unexpected twists: Every story here sticks its landing.

. Throughout the ten stories in you think it, relationships,  Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class, I’ll Say It, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided.

The Wife: A Novel

Soon to be a major motion picture starring glenn close meg wolitzer brings her characteristic wit and intelligence to a provocative story about the evolution of a marriage, the question of a male or female sensibility, the nature of partnership, and the place for an ambitious woman in a man’s world.

The moment joan castleman decides to leave her husband, they are thirty-five thousand feet above the ocean on a flight to Helsinki. With her skillful storytelling and pitch-perfect observations, Wolitzer has crafted a wise and candid look at the choices all men and women make—in marriage, work, and life.

. From this gripping opening, meg wolitzer flashes back to 1950s Smith College and Greenwich Village and follows the course of the marriage that has brought the couple to this breaking point—one that results in a shocking revelation. Joan’s husband, about to receive a prestigious international award, Joseph, is one of America’s preeminent novelists, and Joan, who has spent forty years subjugating her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, has finally decided to stop.


CIRCE #1 New York Times bestseller

Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, including the minotaur, of course, where she hones her occult craft, the murderous Medea, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, and, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, wily Odysseus.

But there is danger, too, and circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, for a woman who stands alone, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, once and for all, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

With unforgettably vivid characters, love and loss, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, palace intrigue, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.1 new york times bestseller " a bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story, Circe manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right.

Alexandra alter, new york times in the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother.

An American Marriage: A Novel Oprah's Book Club 2018 Selection

. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. As roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

Packed with brave questions about race and class. People   “Compelling. The washington Post   “Epic. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. Transcendent. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined.

. Beautifully written. The new york times book Review   “Brilliant and heartbreaking. An american marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward--with hope and pain--into the future. Though fiercely independent, her childhood friend, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, and best man at their wedding.

The Ensemble: A Novel

They would never have found each other except for the art which drew them together. They are always tied to each other - by career, by the intensity of their art, by the secrets they carry, by choosing each other over and over again. Following these four unforgettable characters, cutthroat world of musicians, Aja Gabel's debut novel gives a riveting look into the high-stakes, and of lives made in concert.

Henry. Brit. They would never have been friends if they hadn't needed each other. A riveting look inside the world of classical musicians and an intimate study of friendships. Marie clairethe addictive novel about four young friends navigating the cutthroat world of classical music and their complex relationships with each other, as ambition, passion, and love intertwine over the course of their lives.

Jana. Daniel. They would never have become family without their love for the music, for each other. Brit is the second violinist, their flinty, a beautiful and quiet orphan; on the viola is Henry, the oldest and an angry skeptic who sleeps around; and on first violin is Jana, a prodigy who's always had it easy; the cellist is Daniel, resilient leader.

After the group's youthful, heartbreak and marriage, triumph and loss, they experience devastating failure and wild success, rocky start, betrayal and enduring loyalty. Together, they are the Van Ness Quartet.

The Interestings: A Novel

Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. This isn't women's fiction. With this book Wolitzer has surpassed herself. The new york times Book Review"A victory. 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 the very human moments in her work hit you harder than the big ideas. 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, art, 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, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life.

Riverhead Books. But ethan and ash, become shockingly successful—true to their initial artistic dreams, Jules’s now-married best friends, with the wealth and access that allow those dreams to keep expanding. In the interestings, fortunes, wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, 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.

Look Alive Out There: Essays

A thin coat. In look alive out there, playing herself on gossip girl, or squinting down the barrel of the fertility gun, befriending swingers, crashing shivas, whether it's scaling active volcanoes, Crosley continues to rise to the occasion with unmatchable nerve and electric one-liners. The characteristic heart and punch-packing observations are back, but with a newfound coat of maturity.

Sloane Crosley does the impossible. More of a blazer, really. Fans of i was told there'd be cake and how Did You Get This Number know Sloane Crosley's life as a series of relatable but madcap misadventures. She stays consistently funny and delivers a book that is alive and jumping. Steve martin  from the new york times-bestselling author Sloane Crosley comes Look Alive Out There―a brand-new collection of essays filled with her trademark hilarity, wit, and charm.

And yet she's still very much herself, and it's great to have her back―and not a moment too soon or late, for that matter. And as her subjects become more serious, her essays deliver not just laughs but lasting emotional heft and insight. Crosley has taken up the gauntlets thrown by her predecessors―Dorothy Parker, David Sedaris―and crafted something rare, Nora Ephron, affecting, and true.

Look alive out there arrives on the tenth anniversary of I Was Told There'd be Cake, and Crosley's essays have managed to grow simultaneously more sophisticated and even funnier. Riverhead Books.

The Mars Room: A Novel

As james wood said in the new yorker, all of them particular, her fiction “succeeds because it is so full of vibrantly different stories and histories, all of them brilliantly alive. Riverhead Books. Outside is the world from which she has been severed: the San Francisco of her youth and her young son, Jackson.

Inside is a new reality: thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive; the bluffing and pageantry and casual acts of violence by guards and prisoners alike; and the deadpan absurdities of institutional living, which Kushner evokes with great humor and precision. New york times bestseller “electrifying.

Vanity fair “a page turner… the Mars Room is one of those books that enrage you even as they break your heart. The new york times book review cover review “Brilliant and devastating… The Mars Room is a heartbreaking, true, and nearly flawless novel. Npr from twice national book award–nominated rachel kushner, most interesting book of the year” Kathryn Schulz, whose Flamethrowers was called “the best, most brazen, New York magazine, comes a spectacularly compelling, heart-stopping novel about a life gone off the rails in contemporary America.

It’s 2003 and romy hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility, deep in California’s Central Valley. Stunning and unsentimental, The Mars Room demonstrates new levels of mastery and depth in Kushner’s work. It is audacious and tragic, propulsive and yet beautifully refined.



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That Kind of Mother: A Novel

Rebecca is white, and priscilla is black, for the first time, Rebecca finds herself confronting, and through their relationship, the blind spots of her own privilege. Riverhead Books. As she soon learns, navigating motherhood for her is a matter of learning how to raise two children whom she loves with equal ferocity, but whom the world is determined to treat differently.

Written with the warmth and psychological acuity that defined his debut, Rumaan Alam has crafted a remarkable novel about the lives we choose, and the lives that are chosen for us. Named a most anticipated book of 2018 by buzzfeed • the boston globe •  the millions • instyle • southern living • Vogue • Popsugar“With his unerring eye for nuance and unsparing sense of irony, Rumaan Alam’s second novel is both heartfelt and thought-provoking.

Celeste ng, author of little fires everywherefrom the celebrated author of Rich and Pretty, a novel about the families we fight to build and those we fight to keepLike many first-time mothers, Rebecca Stone finds herself both deeply in love with her newborn son and deeply overwhelmed. Struggling to juggle the demands of motherhood with her own aspirations and feeling utterly alone in the process, she reaches out to the only person at the hospital who offers her any real help—Priscilla Johnson—and begs her to come home with them as her son’s nanny.

Priscilla’s presence quickly does as much to shake up Rebecca’s perception of the world as it does to stabilize her life. She feels profoundly connected to the woman who essentially taught her what it means to be a mother. But she is unprepared for what it means to be a white mother with a black son. When priscilla dies unexpectedly in childbirth, Rebecca steps forward to adopt the baby.