The gifted school: a novel

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""Like Big Little Lies with standardized testing, this addictive novel digs hard into the culture of striving parents and anxious children, exploring privilege, competition and the elusiveness of happiness. A deeply pleasurable read." - Meg Wolitzer Smart and juicy, a compulsively readable novel about a previously happy group of friends and parents that is nearly destroyed by their own competitiveness when an exclusive school for gifted children opens in the community. This deliciously sharp novel captures the relentless ambitions and fears that animate parents and their children in modern America, exploring the conflicts between achievement and potential, talent and privilege. Set in the fictional town of Crystal, Colorado, The Gifted School is a keenly entertaining novel that observes the drama within a community of friends and parents as good intentions and high ambitions collide in a pile-up with long-held secrets and lies. Seen through the lens of four families who've been a part of one another's lives since their kids were born over a decade ago, the story reveals not only the lengths that some adults are willing to go to get ahead, but the effect on the group's children, sibling relationships, marriages, and careers, as simmering resentments come to a boil and long-buried, explosive secrets surface and detonate. It's a humorous, keenly observed, timely take on ambitious parents, willful kids, and the pursuit of prestige, no matter the cost"--
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subject_facetAmbition -- Fiction
Colorado -- Fiction
Competition (Psychology) -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Families -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Gifted children -- Fiction
Large type books
Marital conflict -- Fiction
Private schools -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
title_displayThe gifted school
title_fullThe gifted school / Bruce Holsinger
The gifted school [text (large print)] : a novel / Bruce Holsinger
title_shortThe gifted school
title_suba novel
topic_facetAmbition
Competition (Psychology)
Domestic fiction
Families
Friendship
Gifted children
Marital conflict
Private schools