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The gifted school : a novel

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""Like Big Little Lies with standardized testing, this addictive novel digs hard into the culture of striving parents and anxious children, exploring privilege, competition and the elusiveness of happiness. A deeply pleasurable read." - Meg Wolitzer Smartand juicy, a compulsively readable novel about a previously happy group of friends and parents that is nearly destroyed by their own competitiveness when an exclusive school for gifted children opens in the community. This deliciously sharp novel captures the relentless ambitions and fears that animate parents and their children in modern America, exploring the conflicts between achievement and potential, talent and privilege. Set in the fictional town of Crystal, Colorado, The Gifted School is a keenlyentertaining novel that observes the drama within a community of friends and parents as good intentions and high ambitions collide in a pile-up with long-held secrets and lies. Seen through the lens of four families who've been a part of one another's lives since their kids were born over a decade ago, the story reveals not only the lengths that some adults are willing to go to get ahead, but the effect on the group's children, sibling relationships, marriages, and careers, as simmering resentments cometo a boil and long-buried, explosive secrets surface and detonate. It's a humorous, keenly observed, timely take on ambitious parents, willful kids, and the pursuit of prestige, no matter the cost"--
"This deliciously sharp novel captures the relentless ambitions and fears that animate parents and their children in modern America, exploring the conflicts between achievement and potential, talent and privilege. Set in the fictional town of Crystal, Colorado, The Gifted School is a keenly entertaining novel that observes the drama within a community of friends and parents as good intentions and high ambitions collide in a pile-up with long-held secrets and lies. Seen through the lens of four families who've been a part of one another's lives since their kids were born over a decade ago, the story reveals not only the lengths that some adults are willing to go to get ahead, but the effect on the group's children, sibling relationships, marriages, and careers, as simmering resentments come to a boil and long-buried, explosive secrets surface and detonate. It's a humorous, keenly observed, timely take on ambitious parents, willful kids, and the pursuit of prestige, no matter the cost"--

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  • 36 of 36 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Ardsley Public Library FICTION HOLSINGER (Text)
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31000151228247
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Bedford Free Library FIC HOL (Text)
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31002150822293
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Bedford Free Library FIC HOL (Text)
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31002150822434
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Bedford Hills Free Library HOLSINGER (Text)
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31003151517791
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION HOLSINGER (Text)
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31036150880711
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION HOLSINGER (Text)
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31004151711624
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Chappaqua Library FICTION HOLSINGER (Text)
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31005500418944
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Croton Free Library FICTION/HOLSINGER (Text)
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31006151745858
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Dobbs Ferry Public Library HOLSINGER (Text)
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31007151360052
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Greenburgh Public Library HOLSINGER (Text)
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31009154638583
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