For a group of four New York friends, the past ten years have been defined by marriage and motherhood. Educated to believe that they and their generation would conquer the world, they nonetheless left high-powered jobs to stay at home with their babies. What was intended as a temporary time-out has turned into a decade. Now at forty, with their kids growing up, Amy, Jill, Roberta and Karen wake up to a life and a future that is not what they intended. Illicit affairs, money problems, issues with children and husbands all rear their heads, and the friends wonder if it's time for a change...
"What comes after chick-lit? Mum-lit, perhaps - but tales of hyper-active kids, moribund marriages and the career opportunities that got away will seldom match Wolitzer's wit, bite and schmaltz-free sympathy" Independent
Meg Wolitzer, geboren 1959, studierte Creative Writing und veröffentlichte 1982 den ersten von mehreren Romanen, darunter den New-York-Times-Bestseller 'The Ten Year Nap'. Sie unterrichtete Creative Writing u. a. an der University of Iowa, zwei ihrer Bücher wurden verfilmt. Ihre Kurzgeschichten erschienen in der Sammlung 'Best American Short Stories'. Im Herbst 2013 war sie Gastkünstlerin des Princeton Atelier Program. Sie lebt in New York City.