Duncan is trying to manage his newfound ability to "read" with his fingers. But when a scrabble Tournament brings them together, their stories intertwine. April is striving to be accepted by her family of jocks.
Song for a WhaleDelacorte Books for Young Readers #ad - Then she has an idea: she should invent a way to "sing" to him! But he's three thousand miles away. But she's the only deaf person in her school, so people often treat her like she's not very smart. If you've ever felt like no one was listening to you, then you know how hard that can be. When she learns about blue 55, a real whale who is unable to speak to other whales, Iris understands how he must feel.
In the spirit of modern-day classics like fish in a tree and Counting by 7s comes the Schneider Family Book Award-winning story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him. From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios, twelve-year-old Iris is a tech genius.
Song for a Whale #ad - How will she play her song for him?Full of heart and poignancy, this affecting story by sign language interpreter Lynne Kelly shows how a little determination can make big waves. Fascinating, brave, and tender. A triumph. Katherine applegate, Newbery Award-winning author of The One and Only Ivan.
BelzharDutton Books for Young Readers #ad - She’d be kissing him in the library stacks. Is no exception. TeenVogue. Comif life were fair, jam gallahue would still be at home in New Jersey with her sweet British boyfriend, Reeve Maxfield. She’d be watching old comedy sketches with him. Expect depth and razor sharp wit in this YA novel from the author of The Interestings.
Entertainment weekly“a prep school tale with a supernatural-romance touch, from genius adult novelist Meg Wolitzer. Glamour “basically everything Meg Wolitzer writes is worth reading, usually over and over again, and her YA debut . . . She certainly wouldn’t be at the wooden barn, and signed up for an exclusive, a therapeutic boarding school in rural Vermont, living with a weird roommate, mysterious class called Special Topics in English.
Belzhar #ad - But life isn’t fair, and Reeve Maxfield is dead. But there are hidden truths on Jam’s path to reclaim her loss. . Until a journal-writing assignment leads Jam to Belzhar, where the untainted past is restored, and Jam can feel Reeve’s arms around her once again.
The Position: A NovelScribner #ad - Thirty years later, and, work, of course, as the now dispersed family members argue over whether to reissue the book, marriage, we follow the complicated lives of each of the grown children and their conflicts in love, parenting, sex—all shadowed by the indelible specter of their highly sexualized parents.
Insightful, panoramic, and compulsively readable, The Position is an American original. From the bestselling author of the wife—meg wolitzer’s “hilariously moving, with its “dead-on observations about sex, hailed by critics and loved by readers worldwide, marriage, sharply written novel” USA TODAY, and the family ties that strangle and bind” Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Position: A Novel #ad - Crackling with intelligence and humor, The Position is the masterful story of one extraordinary family at the hilarious height of the sexual revolution—and through the thirty-year hangover that followed. In 1975, paul and roz mellow write a bestselling Joy of Sex-type book that mortifies their four school-aged children and ultimately changes the shape of the family forever.
Surrender, Dorothy: A NovelScribner #ad - Mining the intricate relationship between love and mourning, above all, finally, surrender, and, acclaimed novelist Meg Wolitzer explores a single, deeply moving exploration of what it is to be a mother and a friend, overriding question: who, "owns" the excruciating loss of this young woman—her mother or her closest friends? Depicting the aftermath of Sara's shocking death with piercing humor and shattering realism, Dorothy is the luminously thoughtful, what it takes to heal from unthinkable loss.
Floating along on loving friendships and the adoration of her mother, Natalie, Sara's notion of death was entirely alien to her existence. But when a summer night's drive out for ice cream ends in tragedy, thirty-year-old Sara—"held aloft and shimmering for years"—finally lands. From the new york times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer, a “devastatingly on target” Elle novel about a young woman's accidental death and its effect on her family and friends.
Surrender, Dorothy: A Novel #ad - For years, sara Swerdlow was transported by an unfettered sense of immortality.
The Ten-Year NapRiverhead Books #ad - Written in meg wolitzer’s inimitable, wit, provocative, glittering style, knowing, surprising, as it explores the lives of its women with candor, The Ten-Year Nap is wickedly observant, and always entertaining, and generosity. But after marriage and babies, for a variety of reasons, temporarily, they decided to stay home, to raise their children.
. Growing up, they had been told that their generation would be different. And for a while this was true. Now, ten years later, unsure how they came to inhabit lives so different from the ones they expected—until a new series of events begins to change the landscape of their lives yet again, they are still at home, in ways they couldn’t have predicted.
The Ten-Year Nap #ad - Meg wolitzers's newest book, The Interestings, is now available from Riverhead Books. The new york times bestselling novel by the author of The Interestings and The Female Persuasion that woke up critics, book clubs, and women everywhere. They went to good colleges and began high-powered careers. For a group of four new york friends the past decade has been defined largely by marriage and motherhood, but it wasn’t always that way.
This Is My LifeRiverhead Books #ad - The early novel that established Meg Wolitzer’s career, later made into Nora Ephron’s first film as a director. The third book by new york times-bestselling author meg wolitzer originally published as This Is Your Life, a smart, witty and perceptive novel about the daughters of a female stand-up comic who watch as their mother struggles to balance her career with the needs of her children.
Dottie engels, comedienne extraordinaire, performs her act in Vegas and on late-night TV. Her two daughters, live on the periphery of her glittering life, Opal and Erica, seeing her on the television screen more often than they do at home. But when dottie’s ratings begin to slide, it takes both her daughters to save Dottie from herself.
This Is My Life #ad - Displaying wolitzer’s signature style that combines keen observations, sharp humor, and a strong social hook, compassion for her characters, This Is My Life expertly captures the uncertainties of adolescence and the trials of growing up in the shadow of a mother who is caught between the conflicting pulls of fame and family.
To Night Owl From DogfishDial Books #ad - What they have in common is that they are both twelve years old, and are both being raised by single, gay dads. When their dads fall in love, against their will, Bett and Avery are sent, to the same sleepaway camp. Bett devlin, and loves all animals as well as the ocean, who's fearless, outgoing, lives in California.
But things soon go off the rails for the girls and for their dads too, and they find themselves on a summer adventure that neither of them could have predicted. Now that they can't imagine life without each other, will Bett and Avery who sometimes call themselves Night Owl and Dogfish figure out a way to be a family?
To Night Owl From Dogfish #ad - Their dads hope that they will find common ground and become friends--and possibly, one day, even sisters. From two extraordinary authors comes a moving, exuberant, laugh-out-loud novel about friendship and family, told entirely in emails and letters. Avery bloom, and afraid of many things, particularly deep water, who's bookish, intense, lives in New York City.
The Uncoupling: A NovelRiverhead Books #ad - From the new york times-bestselling author of The Interestings and The Female Persuasion, a funny, provocative, revealing novel about female desire. As she did to such acclaim with the new york times bestseller the Ten-Year Nap, riveting, Wolitzer tackles an issue that has deep ramifications for women's lives, in a way that makes it funny, and totally fresh-allowing us to see our own lives through her insightful lens.
Read an essay about writing The Uncoupling from the author, Meg Wolitzer. As the women worry over their loss of passion, and above all, confused, and the men become by turns unhappy, offended, both sides are forced to look at their shared history, and at their sexual selves in a new light. Or, at least, over the women.
The Uncoupling: A Novel #ad - One by one throughout the high school community, perfectly healthy, normal women and teenage girls turn away from their husbands and boyfriends in the bedroom, for reasons they don't really understand. When the elliptical new drama teacher at stellar plains High School chooses for the school play Lysistrata-the comedy by Aristophanes in which women stop having sex with men in order to end a war-a strange spell seems to be cast over the school.
SleepwalkingRiverhead Books #ad - But an affair with julian, an upperclassman, pushes sensitive, struggling Claire Danziger—she of the Lucy Asher obsession-–to consider to what degree her “death girl” identity is really who she is. As she grapples with her feelings for Julian, her own understanding of herself and her past begins to shift uncomfortably and even disturbingly.
The debut novel from the new york times–bestselling author of The Interestings and The Female Persuasion, a story of three college students’ shared fascination with poetry and death, and how one of them must face difficult truths in order to leave her obsession behind. Published when she was only twenty-three and written while she was a student at Brown, Sleepwalking marks the beginning of Meg Wolitzer’s acclaimed career.
Sleepwalking #ad - Filled with her usual wisdom, sleepwalking tells the story of the three notorious “death girls, Anne Sexton, and Wolitzer’s creation Lucy Asher, compassion and insight, ” so called on the Swarthmore campus because they dress in black and are each absorbed in the work and suicide of a different poet: Sylvia Plath, a gifted writer who drowned herself at twenty-four.
At night the death girls gather in a candlelit room to read their heroines’ work aloud. Finally, claire takes drastic measures to confront the facts about herself that she has been avoiding for years.
The Schwa was HerePuffin Books #ad - So if you all just shut up and listen, i’ll tell you everything there is to know about the Schwa, from how he got his name, to what really happened with his mom. I’ll spill everything. They say a lot of things about the Schwa, but one thing’s for sure: no one ever noticed him. They say his clothes blend into the background, no matter where he stands.
. But i was also the one who caused him more grief than a friend should. Except me. My name is antsy bonano, and i was the one who realized the Schwa was “functionally invisible” and used him to make some big bucks. Unless, of course, “the schwa Effect” wipes him out of my brain before I’m done….