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Meg Wolitzer Books In Order

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Publication Order of Operation Save the Teacher Books

Saturday Night Toast (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wednesday Night Match (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tuesday Night Pie (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Sleepwalking (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caribou (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dream Book (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hidden Pictures (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
This is Your Life aka This Is My Life (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Friends for Life (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surrender, Dorothy (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wife (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Position (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ten-Year Nap (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Uncoupling (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Interestings (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Belzhar (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Female Persuasion (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

Millions of Maxes (With: Micah Player) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Nutcrackers (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fitzgerald Did It (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Night Owl from Dogfish (With: Holly Goldberg Sloan) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Holly Goldberg Sloan Children's Books

Counting by 7s (By: Holly Goldberg Sloan) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Appleblossom the Possum (By: Holly Goldberg Sloan,Gary A. Rosen) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Short (By: Holly Goldberg Sloan) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Night Owl from Dogfish (With: Holly Goldberg Sloan) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Elephant in the Room (By: Holly Goldberg Sloan) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

McSweeney's #49(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Short Stories 2017(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fight of the Century(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pretty Bitches(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fourteen Days: An Unauthorized Gathering(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Author Meg Wolitzer was born on May 28, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York. She is the daughter of a novelist (her mother, who is named Hilma Wolitzer) and a psychologist (her father, who is named Morton Wolitzer), and was raised Jewish. She graduated in the year 1981 from Brown University, after studying the subject of creative writing at Smith College.

Her first novel was published in the year 1982, and was called “Sleepwalking”. She wrote this novel while she was an undergraduate. Meg has taught creative writing at different colleges at different workshops.

She lives with her husband (who is named Richard Panek, who is another writer) and their two kids in New York.

Some of her work has been adapted into films, all of the films had the same names as the books that they were based on. “The Wife” was adapted in the year 2017, with Glenn Close in the lead role. “Surrender, Dorothy” was a made for television film that made its debut in the year 2006. “This is My Life” was written and directed by Nora Ephron.

“The Wife” is a stand alone novel and was released in the year 2004. Joan Castleman decides to leave her husband, right as they are on a flight, that is taking them to Helsinki.

Her husband, who is named Joseph Castleman, owns the world but cannot take care of anyone or even himself. As a celebrated novelist in America, he is about to be given an international reputable prize so that his accomplishments will be honored. Joan has spent the last four decades crushing her own writing talents to make his career that much better. Now she has decided she will stop doing that.

Readers found this to be a great book that shows a woman, not blindly in love, but is simply unable to stand her husband any longer. This is a woman that is ready to divorce her husband after many decades of marriage. Fans of the novel found this to be wonderfully written, historically accurate, engaging. It is able to be compassionate and have wicked satire at the same time.

“The Position” is a stand alone novel and was released in the year 2005. This novel is about the effects of a sex manual being written by a married couple and the effects that it has on their family. This is a fictional book that was penned by a married couple. Accompanying this book are detailed illustrations of the couple engaging in many sexual positions. One of which was actually invented by the couple.

The book is found as the parents and authors are out of the house by their kids. This single act changes their lives forever. The story takes a look at how their lives get changed by this book. It does so by jumping through different decades.

The parents do not know the kids found the book, and it makes their story a lot different from what the kids go through. The husband feels that there is no more sexually desirable woman on the face of the Earth than his own wife, making him the luckiest man on the planet. His wife feels that he is like a machine during their lovemaking, feeling that he approaches the act like a scientific experiment of some kind.

Some readers enjoyed reading this, after being pulled into the story from the first word of the story. Fans of the novel found that this is an author that never over does things or is heavy handed with how certain things are handled. Some readers found themselves waking up in the middle of the night, almost finished with the book. Meg is able to use humor and wit in a subtle and brilliant way that blows some peoples’ minds.

“The Uncoupling” is a stand alone novel and was released in the year 2011. Stellar Plains High has gotten a cryptic new drama teacher, and they have chosen “Lysistrata”, which is a comedy penned by Aristophanes, for the next school play. In the play, the women quit having sex with their men so that war being fought will be brought to an end. There seems to be some kind of spell over the entire school. Well, at least all the women in the school.

Slowly but surely, all over the high school community start women are turning away from their significant others in the bedroom. These are
normal and perfectly healthy women, and they are not quite sure why they are doing this. The women begin to worry about the loss of passion they are feeling, and the males start feeling confused, most of all, but also unhappy and offended. Both the men and women have to look at their sexual sides and the shared history they share with their partners.

Fans of the novel found this to be a provocative, funny, and revealing book that is about a woman’s desire. Some like the way Meg dives into the subject she is looking into by writing deep and full characters, and giving the book a pace that is relentless. Some found this book to be written by someone at the height of their powers. Especially during the parts where she simply tells it like it is.

“The Interestings” is a stand alone novel and was released in the year 2013. The summer of 1974, when Nixon resigned, six teens are at a camp for arts and they become inseparable. The bond is still strong, even decades later. A lot is different since then, though.

The creativity that someone is praised for at fifteen is not quite good enough to get them through their life when they are thirty. Not everyone is able to sustain what seemed special when they were kids while they are adults.

Jules Jacobson, who wanted to be a comedic actress, winds up picking more practical work and way of life. Jonah, Jules’ friend, stops playing guitar and starts working as an engineer. Ethan and Ash, who are newly married best friends of Jules, end up quite successful. This is as they make good on some of their first dreams as artists. They get the access and wealth that allow their dreams to keep on expanding. Their friendships keep going and do well, but show the differences in the way their lives have turned out and what has become of them.

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