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ISBN13: 9780446540711
ISBN10: 0446540714
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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 Princeton University 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.

Synopsis:

For years, 38-year-old Portia Nathan has avoided the past, hiding behind her busy career as a Princeton University admissions officer. Her reluctance to confront the truth is suddenly overwhelmed by the resurfacing of a life-altering decision.

About the Author

Jean Hanff Korelitz was born and raised in New York and graduated from Dartmouth College and Clare College, Cambridge. She is the author of one book of poems, THE PROPERTIES OF BREATH, and three previous novels, A JURY OF HER PEERS, THE SABBATHDAY RIVER and THE WHITE ROSE, as well as a novel for children, INTERFERENCE POWDER. She has also published essays in the anthologies MODERN LOVE and BECAUSE I SAID SO, and in the magazines VOGUE, REAL SIMPLE, MORE, NEWSWEEK, ORGANIC STYLE, TRAVEL AND LEISURE (FAMILY) and others. She lives in Princeton, NJ with her husband (Irish poet Paul Muldoon, poetry editor at The New Yorker and Princeton poetry professor) and two children.

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swange, July 8, 2012 (view all comments by swange)
Before the beginning of each chapter is a fictional essay from a fictional applicant to Princeton. Even though I'm from NJ ,Princeton was way off of my radar,I think I know one person who attended. But those admission essays are cringe-worthy..I know I wrote some such babble myself. Some insight about the admission process and Princeton are provided (maybe it's all fiction but seems real).
As entertaining as those tidbits are,it's the story that made me love this book. Each chapter held a surprise and twist in the life of admissions officer Portia-what next will happen???. It amuses me,too, when chapters have titles.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446540711
Author:
Korelitz, Jean Hanff
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 1.25 in 0.85 lb

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