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The Gifted School

Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Summary

Ambitious parents, wilful kids and the pursuit of prestige - no matter the cost.... A gripping listen, perfect for fans of Big Little Lies

In the peaceful, privileged community of Crystal, Colorado, a group of close friends are raising their families in harmony. 

Until one day, news begins to spread that a 'gifted school' will be opening its doors in their town. There are only a few prestigious places, and the competition will be ferocious. 

As parents and children begin to compete, cracks start to show in this picturesque community. Fault lines appear between friends and siblings, in marriages and careers, as old resentments start to simmer and long-buried secrets threaten to detonate under the pressure.... 

Just how far will these parents go to give their children a good education, and what will be the ultimate price?

©2019 Bruce Holsinger (P)2019 Penguin Random House LLC

Critic reviews

"Wise and addictive...an incisive inspection of privilege, race and class." (New York Times)

"Snapping with tension, this is a book for our times. It will push a lot of buttons for a lot of people." (Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door)

"Like Big Little Lies with standardized testing...a deeply pleasurable read." (Meg Wolitzer, author of The Female Persuasion)

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