Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Admission, by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Portia Nathan is a Princeton admission officer who cares too much about her New England applicants and too little about her lover and mother. A trip to a new experimental prep school in New Hampshire shakes up her world in ways she'd never imagined. Shares some basic elements with the movie of the same name, but book plays it less for laughs and delivers some pretty effective jabs to the heart. Having dealt with current day selective college admissions, I appreciated this book all the more.