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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz - Giveaway!


Admission
by Jean Hanff Korelitz

For years, thirty-eight-year-old Portia Nathan has hidden behind her busy -- and sometimes punishing -- career as a Princeton University admissions officer and her less than passionate relationship.  Then suddenly, 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 Princeton, so too must she confront the life-altering decision she made long ago.

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.

Jean Hanff Korelitz is the author of The White Rose, The Sabbathday River, and A Jury of Her Peers, as well as a children's novel and a poetry collection.  She was a part-time reader for Princeton's Office of Admission during the 2006 and 2007 admissions seasons.


You can find here a Reading Group Guide for Admission.

Giveaway


I have three copies of this book to giveaway courtesy of Hachette Books. For your first entry (MUST DO THIS ONE FOR ANY OTHER ENTRIES TO COUNT) let's talk about colleges - If you went to college - where did you go? Or do you have kids in college now? (I attended Cornell College in Iowa, Sand Diego City College in San Diego and Barat College in Illinois) Please leave your email address.

For additional entries:
1. Sign up to follow through Google Friend Connect (old followers let me know) - 2 entries for this one. (leave 2 comments)

2. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about it. Please leave link in comments.

3. Post it on your blog - please leave link in your comments.
 
Each entry must have it's own comment. (Five entries total.)

This giveaway is for U.S/Canada only - no PO boxes.
It ends Apr 27.

51 comments:

Jasmyn said...

I graduated from Rock Valley College this past December and will be starting Upper Iowa University to continue my degree in Aug.

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Jasmyn said...

I am a follower #1

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Jasmyn said...

I am a follower #2

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Jasmyn said...

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Posted a link on my blog site.

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Beth said...

I went to McGill University in Montreal.

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Beth said...

I'm a Google Friend Connect follower.

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Beth said...

I'm a Google Friend Connect follower.

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Martha Lawson said...

Way back in the dark ages, I attended 1 year of jr college!

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Martha Lawson said...

google friend connect follower

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Martha Lawson said...

google friend connect follower

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Colleen Turner said...

I went to college as well. I went to Tallahassee Community College for my first two years and Florida State University for the last two. Happy times to look back on....lots of fun! I have some time until my son goes...he is only five!
Thanks,
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Colleen Turner said...

I follow via google connect.
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Colleen Turner said...

I follow via google connect.
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Sheila Deeth said...

I went to Cambridge, England but my kids have all gone to US colleges.

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holdenj said...

I went to Carleton College, but I have to comment, my hubby went to Cornell. He was there a year, hurt his knee (was a football player) and wound up back in MN. I came into the pic. several years later. Small world--he still talks about how much he liked it there.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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holdenj said...

#1 I'm a follower!
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holdenj said...

#2 I'm a follower!
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Benita said...

I went to CCNY-the City College of New York.

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Benita said...

Follower via GFC. #1

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Benita said...

Follower via GFC. #2

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Simply Stacie said...

I graduated from Algonquin College.

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Simply Stacie said...

follower

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Isi and Jas' mom said...

I went to a local community college her in MO,, then I did some on line college though Kaplan University
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Isi and Jas' mom said...

I am an old follower
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Isi and Jas' mom said...

I am an old follower #2
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suzie said...

went to Nursing college a very very long time ago
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suzie said...

follow on GFC
Suzquiz
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suzie said...

old follower on GFC
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suzie said...

follow you on twitter & tweeted
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suzie said...

blog
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Linda Kish said...

I went to Pierce junior college in Woodland Hills, CA back in the early 70s.

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grannyvon said...

I went to MacArthur Comm. College to brush up on my business skill to pass a test for a job promotion. My daughter went to Wallace Comm. College to be a Respiratory Therapist. and my granddaughter is a senior at Union Baptist University in Jackson, TN. majoring in Christian Social Work preparing for the mission field.Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

grannyvon said...

I am already a follower. #1 ybutler@oppcatv.com

grannyvon said...

I am already a follower. #2 ybutler@oppcatv.com

Dawn M. said...

I graduated from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. :0)

Thanks!
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Dawn M. said...

I follow. :0)

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Dawn M. said...

I follow.

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Christine H said...

I'm an old follower on GFC

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Christine H said...

I'm an old follower on GFC

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Christine H said...

I tweeted the giveaway
http://twitter.com/Romantic73

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Anita Yancey said...

I didn't go to college, I got married instead. No kids in college either. But I would like to read this book. Thanks for the chance.

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Anita Yancey said...

Old follower on Google Friend Connect #1

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Anita Yancey said...

Old follower on Google Friend Connect #2

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ChristyJan said...

I didn't go to college and none of my kids have yet either.

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ChristyJan said...

I'm an old GFC follower ~ #1


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ChristyJan said...

I'm an old GFC follower ~ #2


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Sarah E said...

I graduated from California State University, Chico in 2008 with a double major in History and Political Science. I'm currently in grad school at San Jose State University working towards an MA in Library and Information Science.

Please enter me in this giveaway!

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Sarah E said...

I follow via GFC. #1

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Sarah E

Sarah E said...

I follow via GFC. #2

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Sarah E

Sarah E said...

I follow you on Twitter (@saemmerson) and tweeted:

http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/12871649402

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Jo-Jo said...

I work at a private college and that is where I earned my bachelor's degree. My daughter is currently at a private Christian college and my son is in his first year of law school.

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