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Small Admissions: A Novel

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Despite her innate ambition and summa cum laude smarts, Kate Pearson has turned into a major slacker. After being dumped by her handsome French "almost fiancé", she abandons her grad school plans and spends her days lolling on the couch, leaving her apartment only when a dog-walking gig demands it. Her friends don't know what to do other than pass tissues and hope for a comeback while her practical sister, Angela, pushes every remedy she can think of, from trapeze class to therapy to job interviews.

For reasons no one (least of all Kate) understands, she manages to land a job in the admissions department at the prestigious Hudson Day School. In her new position, Kate learns there's no time for self-pity during the height of the admissions season. Meanwhile, Kate's sister and friends find themselves keeping secrets, hiding boyfriends, dropping bombshells, and fighting each other on how to keep Kate on her feet. On top of it all, her cranky, oddly charming, and irritatingly handsome neighbor is more than he seems.

Through every dishy, pause-resisting twist, it seems that one person's happiness leads to another's misfortune, and suddenly everyone, including Kate, is looking for a way to turn rejection on its head, using any means necessary - including the truly unexpected.

©2016 Amy Poeppel (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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    "For fans of "Where'd You Go, Bernadette ?""

    I wasn't a fan of WYG,B, and I thought this was similar in tone and humor. Unrealistic characters, some of them really unlikable. The narration was a bit too exaggerated, not sure if that's the narrator's choice or the directors. In any event, it cheapened this already silly story.

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    Champlain Mom New York 01-06-17
    Champlain Mom New York 01-06-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Entertaining Romp"

    Witty, satisfying and intelligent story about twenty-somethings coming of age. Highly recommended!
    A long car ride flew by.

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    Jean 07-04-17
    Jean 07-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "entertaining and cute"

    I liked this book. it is a light story, easy to read, and fun. At first, the main character seems silly and dumb, but as the story moves on and you get to know her more, you learn there is more to her. I had a little trouble following who was telling the story. The narrator would start a sentence with "I", but it wasn't clear which character it was; especially because there were not clear chapter breakdowns like a book would have. It is possible that I missed something- like a name being said- but it shouldn't be that easy for a listener to miss. This definitely would have benefited from more than one voice.
    Despite that, Carly Robins was perfect for this! She portrayed the story well. (Does her voice remind any one else of Amy Adams?!)

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    KATHY Florence, SC 06-18-17
    KATHY Florence, SC 06-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    I really got interested in the story and enjoyed listening. It was a bit difficult at times to know immediately who was talking because the females all sounded the same. But it was still a good story and a good listen.

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    Is a line from this book. Meant to be funny, cuz she's on a job interview. That line marked the end of my short & joyless ride.

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