The Ten-year Nap

The Ten-year Nap

Book - 2008
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For a group of four New York friends, the past decade has been largely defined by marriage and motherhood. Educated and reared to believe that they would conquer the world, they then left prestigious jobs to stay home with their babies. What was meant to be a temporary leave of absence has lasted a decade. Now, at age forty, with the halcyon days of young motherhood behind them and without professions to define them, Amy, Jill, Roberta, and Karen face a life that is not what they were brought up to expect but seems to be the one they have chosen. But when Amy meets someone who seems to have fulfilled the classic women's dream of having it all--work, love, family--without having to give anything up, a lifetime's worth of concerns, both practical and existential, opens up. As her obsession with this woman's bustling life grows, it forces the four friends to confront the choices they've made--until a series of startling events shatters the peace and, for some of them, changes the landscape entirely.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2008
Description: 351 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781594489785
Branch Call Number: Woli


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Feb 24, 2014

I just couldn't get into this book. Maybe I didn't give it enough time, but the story-line seemed dated and the characters didn't draw me in to their lives.

Jul 15, 2013

have no idea what this was about. couldn't have been that memorable!

dsabrunner Feb 07, 2013

Wow - I am shocked by the low ratings. I loved this book - one of my favorite novels of recent times. I was sad when it ended.

Nov 09, 2009

I could not get interested in this book, so did not finish reading it.

Aug 25, 2008

Much better than I expected this to be - was thinking it would be something light such as a weiner book. Found it to be both an entertaining and thoughtful read with social commentary on the dilemma most mothers face - work vs. family balance.

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