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Jean Hanff Korelitz

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‘A book you can’t put down.’ O, The Oprah Magazine

For years, thirty-eight-year-old Portia Nathan has hidden behind her busy career as a Princeton admissions officer and her less than passionate relationship. Then the piece of her past that she has tried so hard to bury resurfaces, catapulting her on an extraordinary journey of the heart that challenges everything she ever thought she believed.

Soon, just as Portia must decide on the fates of thousands of bright students regarding their admission to university, so too must she confront the life-altering decisions she made long ago.

Critic Reviews

A book you can't put down.

O, The Oprah Magazine
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'Sharply observed and written ... Korelitz knows how to tell a story.

Atlantic Monthly
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'A gripping portrait of a woman in crisis from the extremely gifted Korelitz.'

Kirkus Review
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Wise and engaging.

USA Today
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Extremely satisfying.

Los Angeles Times
Jean HanffKorelitz

Jean Hanff Korelitz was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Dartmouth College and Clare College, Cambridge. She is the bestselling author of the novels A Jury Of Her Peers, The Sabbathday River, The White Rose, Admission, and most recently the New York Times bestseller You Should Have Known, as well as Interference Powder, a novel for…

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