The Ten-Year Nap (Riverhead, $16) is a book that should probably be read while reclining—though that alone isn’t what makes it a great summer read. At first it appears simply to be a book about stay-at-home moms in New York City, a subject, in all honesty, I did not think I’d find interesting. In truth, the book is much more than that. It’s not just about mothers, it’s about all women and the choices we make. Meg Wolitzer gently weaves together a story of marriage, friendship, and fidelity and keeps it all intimate and interesting. This book is poignant and thoughtful without being heavy-handed or preachy.
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