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The Gifted School

(2019)
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"Wise and addictive... The Gifted School is the juiciest novel I've read in ages... a suspenseful, laugh-out-loud page-turner and an incisive inspection of privilege, race and class."--J. Courtney Sullivan in The New York Times

"The summer read that predicted the college-admissions scandal." -The Wall Street Journal

Smart and 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 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.

Genre: General Fiction

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October 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Gifted School
Author(s): Bruce Holsinger
ISBN: 1-4722-7201-3 / 978-1-4722-7201-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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July 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Gifted School: A Novel
Author(s): Bruce Holsinger
ISBN: 0-525-53496-2 / 978-0-525-53496-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gifted School: The pursuit of prestige, no matter the cost...
Author(s): Bruce Holsinger
ISBN: 1-4722-7150-5 / 978-1-4722-7150-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Gifted School: A Novel
Author(s): Bruce Holsinger
ISBN: 0-593-10437-4 / 978-0-593-10437-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Gifted School: A Novel
Author(s): Bruce Holsinger
ISBN: 0-593-08450-0 / 978-0-593-08450-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin LCC US
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Audio Editions

July 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Gifted School: A Novel
Author(s): Bruce Holsinger
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Gifted School: A Novel
Author(s): Bruce Holsinger
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Gifted School: The pursuit of prestige, no matter the cost...
Author(s): Bruce Holsinger
Publisher: Review
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July 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Gifted School: A Novel
Author(s): Bruce Holsinger
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA