The InterestingsBook - 2013
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A circle of creative friends meet as teenagers at an arts summer camp. Over the next five decades their bond remains powerful, but so much else changes, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. Wolitzer intrigues us by asking, what roles do talent and money have in success... Read More »
camadult Jan 31, 2018
What happens to "golden" girls and boys when they grow up? Do talent and ambition require money to endure? What makes you special or successful? Wolitzer's deliciously-written novel explores these questions in the lives of six friends who meet at an arts summer camp in 1974 and call the... Read More »
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As a teenager, Julie (Jules) Jacobson has a life-changing summer at the Spirit-in-the-Woods camp. There she meets an incredibly talented young animator, Ethan Figman, and a girl named Ash who will become her best friend. While she keeps up with her camp friends throughout her life, her relationship with them changes. Envy of their success and wealth is a burden to her and prevents her from being happy and enjoying her many blessings including a loving husband and healthy daughter. Life doesn't always go the way you want it to, but it's still interesting!
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People could not get enough of what they had lost, even if they no longer wanted it.
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