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Meg Wolitzer's 'Belzhar' nurses its teens back to emotional health
Meg Wolitzer's 'Belzhar' nurses its teens back to emotional health

Meg Wolitzer's fiction has attracted a great many superlatives over the last three decades. "The Interestings," published last year, prompted a reviewer for the Guardian to declare Wolitzer a "writer of prodigious energy and detail." The New York Times' reviewer placed the novel "in the ranks of books like Jonathan Franzen's 'Freedom' and Jeffrey Eugenides' 'Marriage Plot.'" From the start of her career, Wolitzer has specialized in women and their densely tangled relationships with their friends and mothers and their sometimes tortured paths into adulthood. "Sleepwalking," written while she was an...

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