It is the 15th of February, and that means that it is officially the first Glimpsing Gembles blog online book club book announcement!
The book will be Meg Wolitzer’s “The Interestings.”
We officially start reading on the 1st of March, so you have time to go find or borrow a copy of this book. (If you start reading early, we won’t tell anyone! 😉 )
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.
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.