Admission

  • by Jean Hanff Korelitz
  • Narrated by Colleen Werthmann
  • 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"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.

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Admissions Officer faced with a conflict.

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.
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- Kathleen

This story drug on for too long

This story drug on for too long. The main character, Porsha, made reading college admissions into sheer martyrdom. It did not captivate the reader at all compared to her other book, "You Should Have Known".
I was quite disappointed.
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- connie pruitt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-02-2012
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio