The Interestings Author: Meg Wolitzer. Synopsis: The book follows the interwoven lives of a group of people who first befriended each other at an artsy 1970s summer camp. Topics for summertime-related enrichment include: Outdoor joint-rolling; reading by flashlight; telling stories from the perch of your top bunk.
Lots of novels -- by Isabel Allende, Peter Matthiessen, Paul Theroux, Alice Walker -- have had ayahuasca as part of the plot. The latest is the novel Rage is Back by Adam Mansbach (author of the famous Go the F**k to Sleep), in which the hero wanders in the Amazon, studies with shamans, and drinks “an entheogenic resin made from the essences of four different plants cooked together” whose recipe was given to him by a shaman who received it from a very wise tree called El Purga [sic]. Hmmm.