An American living in Cambridge, England, Winslow sets her first novel of psychological suspense at Cambridge and tells it through five successive narrators, each harboring secrets.
Polly, a New Hampshire girl, opens things up. She and a British student, Nick, have a romantic encounter, which she violently rejects, although sheâ€™s clearly thrilled at the same time.
Noam Shpancer has written a heady and unique novel that takes its primary form as therapy sessions between a psychologist and a stripper. The psychologist has a limited clinical schedule in his anxiety clinic and teaches a university class to augment his income. He also plays weekly basketball with a group of guys that he barely knows. Heâ€™s been involved in a love affair with another psychologist, Nina, and they have a child together. This relationship is ebbing.
ADMISSION is a novel that examines the complex process of selecting incoming freshmen for Princeton University from a large pool of eager and often superbly qualified applicants. Jean Hanff Korelitz draws on her experience as an “outside reader” for Princeton to add verisimilitude to her story. She also spoke with deans of admissions and college counselors to gain a broad perspective on what has become, for many, a harrowing and competitive race to the finish line.