Maple Street Book Club: Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings

Maple Street Books will host the February installment of their book club at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 13, at their storefront (7529 Maple Street). The group will discuss Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings.

The guest facilitator will be Molly Pulda, Administrative Assistant Professor of Women’s Literature at Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University. She has a PhD in English from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a BA from Columbia University. Molly recently moved from New York with her husband and baby daughter. She will interview Meg Wolitzer on Monday, March 6, as part of Newcomb’s Zale-Kimmerling Writer in Residence Program. In anticipation of the upcoming event Molly has chosen The Interestings.

“Remarkable . . . [The Interestings’s] inclusive vision and generous sweep place it among the ranks of books like Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom and Jeffrey Eugenides The Marriage Plot. The Interestings is warm, all-American, and acutely perceptive about the feelings and motivations of its characters, male and female, young and old, gay and straight; but it’s also stealthily, unassumingly, and undeniably a novel of ideas. . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.” – New York Times Book Review