Meg Wolitzer

  • La persuasion des femmes

    Meg Wolitzer

    • Librairie generale francaise
    • 1 Septembre 2021

    « Greer ne savait pas pourquoi Faith s'était intéressée à elle. Mais ce qu'elle sut plus tard, avec certitude, c'est que cette rencontre marqua le début palpitant de tout. » Greer Kadetsky est une étudiante timide quand elle croise la route de Faith Frank. En écoutant cette dernière, une figure mythique du mouvement féministe, Greer comprend les impasses que lui réserve sa vie. Cette rencontre lui ouvre de nouvelles voies intimes et professionnelles, bouleverse toute son existence. Mais la relation entre mentor et protégée est aussi toujours complexe et tendue et l'idéalisme des jeunes années peut s'évanouir en quelques mois...
    Avec ce roman choral qui brasse aussi cinquante ans d'histoire, Meg Wolitzer, l'auteure des Intéressants, crée un inoubliable duo de femmes et analyse avec profondeur l'influence que peut avoir une personnalité sur une autre. Un tour de force littéraire.

  • Les intéressants

    Meg Wolitzer

    • Librairie generale francaise
    • 6 Avril 2016

    En 1974, Julie passe son été à Spirit-in-the-Wood, une colonie de vacances. Elle y rencontre un groupe de cinq adolescents qui se sont baptisés « les Intéressants » : Ethan, un surdoué des films d'animation ; Goodman et sa soeur Ash, jeunes New-Yorkais bien nés ; Jonah, le fils d'une célèbre chanteuse folk, icône de la contre-culture, et enfin Cathy, qui rêve de devenir danseuse.
    Le roman suit leur vie pendant quarante ans. Ethan épousera Ash. Ensemble, ils connaîtront la réussite et les drames. Goodman devra faire face à la justice. Jonah se détournera de la musique. Et Julie ? Julie se cherchera pendant de longues années et racontera leur histoire à tous.

    « Une narration vertigineuse. Un livre sensible et profond. » Olivia de Lamberterie, Elle.

    « Un écrivain enchanteur. Addictif ! » Thomas Mahler, Le Point.

    « Impressionnant d'intelligence et de maîtrise. » Augustin Trapenard, Le Grand Journal.

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  • La position

    Meg Wolitzer

    • 10/18
    • 5 Mars 2015

    Découvrir un Kâma-Sûtra signé par ses parents est loin d'être une partie de plaisir. Surtout s'ils ont aussi posé pour les illustrations. Trente ans plus tard, les quatre enfants Millow cherchent tant bien que mal à se remettre du choc. Addictions, militantisme, impuissance sexuelle ou mariage illusoire, chacun se fraie une voie à sa manière dans les gravats laissés par les seventies, entre mal de repères et quête d'émancipation.


    Meg Wolitzer

    • Riverhead
    • 21 Mai 2019

    A New York Times Bestseller A powerful coming-of-age story that looks at ambition, friendship, identity, desire, and power from the much-needed female lens." -- Bustle Ultra-readable. -- Vogue From the New York Times -bestselling author of The Interestings , comes an electric novel not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be . To be admired by someone we admire--we all yearn for this: the private, electrifying pleasure of being singled out by someone of esteem. But sometimes it can also mean entry to a new kind of life, a bigger world. Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the womens movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. 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 cant quite place--feels her inner world light up. 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 shed always imagined. Charming and wise, knowing and witty, Meg Wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition. 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. Its 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.

  • Female Persuasion, the

    Meg Wolitzer

    • Random house uk
    • 21 Décembre 2018

    Greer Kadetsky is a shy college student when she meets the woman who will shape her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant, has been a pillar of the women's movement for decades. Hearing Faith speak for the first time, in a crowded campus chapel, Greer feels herself changed. Then, astonishingly, Faith invites her to make something out of this new sense of purpose, leading her down a thrilling path as it winds towards and away from her meant-to-be love story with high school sweetheart Cory and the future she had always imagined.

    Expansive and wise, compassionate and witty, The Female Persuasion is about the spark we all believe is flickering inside us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time.


    Meg Wolitzer

    • Random house uk
    • 8 Mars 2014

    On a warm summer night in 1974, six teenagers play at being cool. They smoke pot, drink vodka, share their dreams and vow always to be interesting. Decades later, aspiring actress Jules has resigned herself to a more practical occupation; Cathy has stopped dancing; Jonah has laid down his guitar and Goodman has disappeared.

  • La doublure

    Meg Wolitzer

    • Rue fromentin
    • 21 Janvier 2016

    Joan, 64 ans, est confortablement installée dans la première classe d'un avion. Elle voyage vers Helsinki où son mari, un écrivain très célèbre, unanimement considéré comme un génie, doit recevoir une prestigieuse récompense pour l'ensemble de son oeuvre. Tout va donc pour le mieux dans ce couple respecté de tous. Et pourtant... dans cet avion, à c e moment précis, Joan vient de décider de quitter son mari.
    Elle repense à leur rencontre dans le New York du début des années 1960, dans le quartier de Greenwich village. Puis leur marche commune vers le succès. Surtout, elle revient sur le secret qui cimente leur relation depuis de longues années. Si elle décide de partir, tous les deux y perdront beaucoup. Toute leur vie. Comme dans Les Intéressants, Meg Wolitzer déploie, dans ce roman, son art de l'analyse psychologique et du flasback .
    La doublure porte un regard lucide sur le couple, sur le succès et sur toute une génération issue des années 60.

  • Anglais Ten-year Nap

    Meg Wolitzer

    • Vintage books
    • 2 Juillet 2009

    Modern fictionEngaging and timely novel exploring the continuing dilemma for women of how to combine work and motherhood. A group of 4 New York friends emerge from 10 years of caring for their children wondering where their lives went, and what happens next.


    Meg Wolitzer

    • Dial books
    • 5 Octobre 2021

    B>Max discovers that uniqueness is more than just a name, in this funny, lively picture book debut by the bestselling author of The Interestings./b>br>br>Max''s room has his name all over it--on his blanket and night light and wall. His parents call him The One and Only Max. And so, he is in for a big surprise at the playground one day, when he hears "Max, time to go home!" and two other kids come running. He''s not the one and only after all! How many Maxes are in the world?! Millions of Maxes?br> br>But when he decides to help one of the other Maxes find her missing toy, he discovers that there are other ways to be special, and that he can appreciate the specialness of his new Max friends just as much as his own. That night he dreams of the future adventures he''ll have with all of the Maxes he has yet to meet.

  • Anglais Wife

    Meg Wolitzer

    • Vintage books
    • 5 Août 2004

    Joe is thinking about the prestigious literary prize he will receive there, while Joan is plotting how to leave him. For too long she has played the role of supportive wife, turning a blind eye to his misdemeanours, whilst quietly being the keystone of his success.


    Meg Wolitzer

    • Riverhead
    • 25 Mars 2014

    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 Wolitzers acclaimed career. Filled with her usual wisdom, compassion and insight, Sleepwalking tells the story of the three notorious death girls, 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, Anne Sexton, and Wolitzers creation Lucy Asher, 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. 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. Finally, Claire takes drastic measures to confront the facts about herself that she has been avoiding for years.


    Meg Wolitzer

    • Vintage uk
    • 6 Septembre 2018

    NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING GLENN CLOSE A husband. A wife. A secret. Behind any great man, there's always a greater woman.

    Joe and Joan Castleman are on an aeroplane, 35,000 feet above the ocean. Joe is thinking about the prestigious literary prize he is about to receive and Joan is plotting how to leave him. For too long Joan has played the role of supportive wife, turning a blind eye to his misdemeanours, subjugating her own talents and quietly being the keystone of his success.

    The Wife is an acerbic and astonishing take on a marriage from its public face to the private world behind closed doors. Wolitzer has masterfully created an expose of lives lived in partnership and the truth that behind the compromises, dedication and promise inherent in marriage there so often lies a secret...

    'A triumph of tone and observation, The Wife is a blithe, brilliant take on sexual politics' Lorrie Moore


    Meg Wolitzer

    • Riverhead
    • 25 Mars 2014

    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, Opal and Erica, live on the periphery of her glittering life, 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. Displaying Wolitzer's signature style that combines keen observations, compassion for her characters, sharp humor, and a strong social hook, 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.

  • L'épouse

    Meg Wolitzer

    • Grasset et fasquelle
    • 5 Octobre 2005

    Les couples les plus célèbres, portés par le talent et la gloire, vivent parfois avec des secrets inavouables qui cimentent leurs existences jusqu'au jour où...
    Ainsi des Castleman : le mari a connu un succès foudroyant avec son premier roman et va recevoir un des plus prestigieux prix littéraires pour couronner son oeuvre ; l'épouse l'a soutenu depuis toujours avec abnégation, page après page, livre après livre, malgré ses excès, son égocentrisme et ses infidélités.
    A 35000 pieds au-dessus de l'Atlantique, tandis qu'ils volent vers Helsinki, Joan décide de quitter son mari... Devra-t-elle pour cela briser leur secret au risque de tout perdre ?



    • Penguin books usa
    • 12 Février 2019

    From two extraordinary authors comes a moving, exuberant, laugh-out-loud novel about friendship and family, told entirely in emails and letters. Avery Bloom, who's bookish, intense, and afraid of many things, particularly deep water, lives in New York City. Bett Devlin, who's fearless, outgoing, and loves all animals as well as the ocean, lives in California. 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, Bett and Avery are sent, against their will, to the same sleepaway camp. Their dads hope that they will find common ground and become friends--and possibly, one day, even sisters. 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?