Waiting On Wednesday (8)

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights new releases that you are eagerly anticipating. This week I am waiting on The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer.

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Title: The Interestings

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover

Expected Publication Date: April 9, 2013

GoodreadsAuthor Site 

Summary

The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge.

The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. Her friend Jonah, a gifted musician, stops playing the guitar and becomes an engineer. But Ethan and Ash, Jules’s now-married best friends, become shockingly successful—true to their initial artistic dreams, with the wealth and access that allow those dreams to keep expanding. 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.

Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing New York City, The Interestings explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life.

As someone who studied music in college and has a job that is not creative at all, the plot really intrigues me.

 

What are you waiting on?

Cover image and summary taken from goodreads.

Comments

  1. I’ve seen this one on several ‘highly anticipated books for 2013’ lists so far. I think it’s safe to say I will be checking this one out, definitely. Great pick!
    Happy New Year!
    My WoW Pick!

    • Last year I read the Uncoupling and really enjoyed it and the writing style.

      Don’t you just love all the lists of things that come out around the New Year? The best of’s of the past and upcoming New Year. Great place to find books to add to the TBR list for sure.

  2. Oh, this looks really wonderful! I love stories that follow groups of people over the years. A very intriguing premise. Definitely going on my “must read” list! Thanks 🙂
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    • I love books like that too. Plus, being in my early 30’s, I am just getting to the point where people I grew up with are settling more firmly into careers and family.

  3. Not sure if I’d like this book or not .
    thanks for sharing though , love your blogs look by the ways 🙂

    Heres my WOW

  4. This one does sound interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    My WOW is here

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time
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