Small Admissions

CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD26823
Released: Dec 27, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781681683751
Narrator/s: Carly Robins
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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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 fiance," 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, page-turning 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.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Amy Poeppel
Narrator(s): Carly Robins
Product Number Z100104551
Released: Dec 27, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781681683768
Author(s): Amy Poeppel
Product Number EB00658961
Released: Dec 27, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781501122545

Professional reviews

"Narrator Carly Robins creates Poeppel's believable and hilarious world of 20-something relationships, set in New York City. Kate has been rejected by her boyfriend and spends months on the couch, unable to be consoled. Her friends try to help, and her sister offers various opportunities to lift her out of her funk, but Kate is stuck in an emotional desert. A turning point occurs when she unwittingly lands a job in admissions at a private school, where students, staff, and parents cause her to engage and move forward, revealing "small admissions" of her own in the failed relationship. As narrator, Robins has a pleasant voice, but the listener will have to work to discern the changes in point of view and identify which character is speaking. L.M.A. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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