Aside from watching movies, going out of town, or flocking to the mall this long weekend, why not stay at home and read a good book? New York Times best-selling author Meg Wolitzer is hailed as a master of fiction, writing novels that are simultaneously warm, incisive, funny, provocative, and moving. Here are 10 of her critically-acclaimed books you should check out.

This tells the story of three college students who share the same fascination with poetry and death, and how one of them must face difficult truths in order to leave her obsession behind.

Belzhar shares the story about Jamaica “Jam” Gallahue, a student who was enrolled at The Wooden Barn in Vermont, an institution dedicated to the care of “emotionally fragile, highly intelligent teenagers.” Read about her journey, a breathtaking and surprising story about first love, deep sorrow, and the power of acceptance.

Surrender, Dororthy
How do you cope with death of a loved one? Here, Meg Wolitzer narrates the thoughtful and deeply moving exploration of what it is like to be a mother and a friend, and, above all, what it takes to heal from unthinkable loss.

The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman
If you’re a fan of Scrabble, this book is for you. This story is about Duncan Dorfman, the new boy who was bullied at school. But what other didn’t know was that he had this special power that would later on change how others see him.

The Interestings
A story about the friendship of six teenagers that went on until their middle-age years when they were faced with different degrees of satisfaction diverge. 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.

The Position
A book filled with intelligence and humor, The Position shares dead-on observations about sex, marriage, and the family ties that strangle and bind.

The Ten-Year Nap
This is a story about female ambition and career. A group of four middle-aged New York mothers who have abandoned their careers as bankers, artists and academics, now expend their energies timetabling play-dates and music lessons. After 10 years of round-the-clock parenting, they have started to wake up to life beyond the school gate.

The Uncoupling
After a new drama teacher at Stellar Plains High School chooses for Lysistrata–the comedy by Aristophanes in which women stop having sex with men in order to end a for the school play , a strange spell seems to be cast over the school. Now, women, young or old, seem turn away from their husbands or boyfriends when it comes to the bedroom. They try to get to the bottom of it by researching its history.

The Wife
A compelling and provocative novel about a woman named Joan Castleman and her life with husband, John. The story about a woman forced to confront the sacrifices shes made in order to achieve the life she thought she wanted, and a look at the choices all men and women make for themselves, in marriage, work, and life.

This Is My Life
Looking for a book about parenthood and career struggles? This Is My Life is a smart, witty and perceptive novel about the daughters of a female stand-up comic who watch their mother struggle to balance her career with the needs of her children–it’s a battle between family and fame.

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