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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0446540714
ISBN-13: 9780446540711
Sku: 212937120
Publish Date: 4/1/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.25L x 1.25T
Pages:  449
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*Author: Korelitz, Jean Hanff *Publication Date: 2010/04/08 *Number of Pages: 452 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.25
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"Admissions. Admission. Aren't there two sides to the word? And two opposing sides...It's what we let in, but it's also what we let out."

For years, 38-year-old Portia Nathan has avoided the past, hiding behind her busy (and sometimes punishing) career as a PrincetonUniversity admissions officer and her dependable domestic life. Her reluctance to confront the truth is suddenly overwhelmed by the resurfacing of a life-altering decision, and Portia is faced with an extraordinary test. Just as thousands of the nation's brightest students await her decision regarding their academic admission, so too must Portia decide whether to make her own ultimate admission.

Admission is at once a fascinating look at the complex college admissions process and an emotional examination of what happens when the secrets of the past return and shake a woman's life to its core.
Portia Nathan, an admissions officer at Princeton University, has long since lost her own dreams among the chaotic, day-to-day details of selecting the next crop of brilliant minds who will be offered entrance to her prestigious Ivy League school. But when Portia's long-time lover leaves her and she encounters an intriguing self-taught genius who needs her help to get into Princeton, she realizes that her personal code of comfortable conduct must be forever abandoned.


"Strongly plotted, crowded with full-bodied characters...a fine, moving example of traditional realistic fiction." (starred review) 01/15/2009

"ADMISSION is that rare thing in a novel: both juicy and literary, a genuinely smart read with a human, beating heart." - Leah Greenblatt 04/10/2009

"An old-fashioned novelist in the best sense, Korelitz takes a subject of consuming contemporary interest and uses it to frame a portrait of a wonderfully complex character confronting the choices she's made and the damage she's done, mostly to herself." - Wendy Smith 04/19/2009

"That Korelitz has previously produced a thriller or two is evident in the sublimely paced plotting of this sharply observed and written novel....Among its delights is the book's thoughtful insider's guide to the delicate, arcane workings of elite-college admissions." 06/01/2009

"Each chapter begins with an excerpt from a college-admissions essay; these are by turns arrogant, heartbreaking and hilarious.|But the best part of ADMISSION is the author's take on contemporary adolescence." - Mary Ann Gwinn 09/27/2009

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0449
Product attributePublisher:   Grand Central Publishing
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