Monday, January 31, 2011

Mailbox Monday - Admission

I received for review Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz from Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways.

"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.

16 comments:

  1. I have Admission on the shelf, but have yet to read it. I hope you enjoy it...I know others did.

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  2. This book sounds fascinating...might be something I would like. Will wait for your review to see if it will go on my never ending persontal tbr bucket list.

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  3. I hope you enjoy Admission-- I loved parts, but others didn't work as well for me. Interestingly, the aspects I loved bored my reading partner, she enjoyed the pieces I found "meh". Overall, I was glad I read it.

    Have a good reading week!

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  4. Not sure if I would want to relive the college application process but this looks interesting.

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  5. Wasn't really my cup of tea, but hopefully you will enjoy it!

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  6. Never heard of this novel before. I hope you enjoy it though, and I like the cover art!

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  7. This does sound like a great book...I saw the movie.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  8. I really enjoyed Admission. Of course, I could remember what that process was like when my son was going through it.

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  9. It sounds interesting. Is it out in pb now?

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  10. This one looks interesting to me! Hope you enjoy it :)

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  11. Sounds very interesting, I'm looking forward to your thoughts on it :)

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  12. Serena- Thanks! for sharing this comment.

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  13. CMash- Thanks! for waiting for the review.

    Laura- I hope I do to, I'm glad you read it.

    Jess- Thanks for coming by.

    Shelly B- Sorry, you didn't care for it.

    Majanka- Thanks! I do too

    Laurel- How was the movie?

    Mary- yes it was

    Bermudaonion, Wendy, Crystal, Teddy,Rose, Mystica, & Anna- Thanks! for coming by.

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