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The Gifted School

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The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger
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Jul 02, 2019 | 464 Pages
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“Bruce Holsinger’s The Gifted School is a propulsive story about class and parental one-upmanship.” – Real Simple
 
“[A] timely and relevant read for the summer.” –Oprahmag.com
 
“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, New York Times-bestselling author of The Female Persuasion

“Bright, and expertly observed.” – Town & Country
 
“A (hilariously) timely book explores the lengths to which privileged parents will go to get their kids a top education.”—New York Post
 
“Reminiscent of Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies, The Gifted School is a story of trouble in paradise with timely commentary on hyper-parenting and the lengths to which parents will go to ensure that their kids remain ‘exceptional.” – BookPage
 
“An insular epic that questions the notion of meritocracy, the hypocrisy of white liberalism, and the politics that trickle from the adult world down to their children.” –The Paris Review

“Addictive, whip-smart, acutely observed and sharply funny, The Gifted School trains its lens on a community where a talented child is a social commodity and asks how far some families might be willing to go in pursuit of status. A delicious read.” – Gilly Macmillan, New York Times-bestselling author of What She Knew

“I LOVED THIS NOVEL. Pitch perfect, razor sharp, compulsively readable and rich with delicious detail, this darkly funny satire combines the gimlet-eyed world view of Jonathan Franzen with the propulsive narration of Liane Moriarty. I can’t remember the last time I’ve enjoyed a novel as much.”— Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times-bestselling author 

“[Holsinger’s] subject of parents charging past every ethical restraint in pursuit of crème de la crème education could not be more timely, and the Big Little Liestreatment creates a deliciously repulsive and eerily current page-turner.”— Kirkus, starred review

“Sharply entertaining…This depiction of the depths to which some parents will stoop to win social advantage for their offspring makes for a smart, piercing novel, and timely given recent headlines.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“I was blown away by The Gifted School. A smart, insightful, and engrossing story about how the prospect of getting their children into a school for the gifted causes a group of competitive parents to comport themselves in the most unseemly and ultimately destructive ways. Snapping with tension, this is a book for our times. It will push a lot of buttons for a lot of people.” — Shari Lapena, New York Times-bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

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