The Ten-Year Nap

by Meg Wolitzer

The Ten-Year Nap

Hardcover, 351 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $24.95 | purchase

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Ten years after leaving high-power jobs to raise their children, four New York friends enter their forties while struggling with the differences between their past ideals and their present realities.


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Motherhood: 3 Books On Work, Life And Too-Small Pool Towels

In The Ten-Year Nap, a novel by Meg Wolitzer, four well-educated New York moms have all shelved their careers, at least temporarily, to stay home with their children. To varying degrees, they're ambivalent about the choices they've made, while also fiercely loving their kids, and Wolitzer depicts their ambivalence with honesty and wit. She also has one woman pose a dilemma that I now always think about when I take my daughters swimming. If your child sprinted out of the

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Meg Wolitzer's new novel explores the ups and downs of four smart women who chose the "mommy track." Deborah Copaken Kogan hide caption

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