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Small Admissions

Author : Amy Poeppel
ISBN : 9781501122521
Genre : Fiction
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"Kate is a young woman who is unexpectedly thrust into the cutthroat world of New York City private school admissions as she attempts to understand city life, human nature, and falling in love"--
Category: Fiction

Admission

Author : Julie Buxbaum
ISBN : 9781984893642
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes an of-the-moment novel that peeks inside the private lives of the hypercompetitive and the hyperprivileged and takes on the college admissions bribery scandal that rocked the country. It's good to be Chloe Wynn Berringer. She's headed off to the college of her dreams. She's going to prom with the boy she's had a crush on since middle school. Her best friend always has her back, and her mom, a B-list Hollywood celebrity, may finally be on her way to the B+ list. It's good to be Chloe Wynn Berringer--at least, it was, until the FBI came knocking on her front door, guns at the ready, and her future went up in smoke. Now her mother is under arrest in a massive college admissions bribery scandal. Chloe, too, might be facing charges, and even time behind bars. The public is furious, the press is rabid, and the US attorney is out for blood. As she loses everything she's long taken for granted, Chloe must reckon not only with the truth of what happened, but also with the examination of her own guilt. Why did her parents think the only way for her to succeed was to cheat for her? What did she know, and when did she know it? And perhaps most importantly, what does it mean to be complicit?
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Acceptance

Author : Susan Coll
ISBN : 9781429933582
Genre : Fiction
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A comic chronicle of a year in the life in the college admissions cycle. It's spring break of junior year and the college admissions hysteria is setting in. "AP" Harry (so named for the unprecedented number of advanced placement courses he has taken) and his mother take a detour from his first choice, Harvard, to visit Yates, a liberal arts school in the Northeast that is enjoying a surge in popularity as a result of a statistical error that landed it on the top-fifty list of the U.S. News & World Report rankings. There, on Yates's dilapidated grounds, Harry runs into two of his classmates from Verona High, an elite public school in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There's Maya Kaluantharana, a gifted athlete whose mediocre SAT scores so alarm her family that they declare her learning disabled, and Taylor Rockefeller, Harry's brooding neighbor, who just wants a good look at the dormitory bathrooms. With the human spirit of Tom Perrotta and the engaging honesty of Curtis Sittenfeld's Prep, Susan Coll reveals the frantic world of college admissions, where kids recalibrate their GPAs based on daily quizzes, families relocate to enhance the chance for Ivy League slots, and everyone is looking for the formula for admittance. Meanwhile, Yates admissions officer Olivia Sheraton sifts through applications looking for something-anything-to distinguish one applicant from the next. For all, the price of admission requires compromise; for a few, the ordeal blossoms into an unexpected journey of discovery.
Category: Fiction

Admission

Author : Jean Hanff Korelitz
ISBN : 9780571309108
Genre : Fiction
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Now a film starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd 'A book you can't put down.' O, The Oprah Magazine For years, thirty-eight-year-old Portia Nathan has hidden behind her busy career as a Princeton admissions officer and her less than passionate relationship. Then 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 university, so too must she confront the life-altering decisions she made long ago.
Category: Fiction

The Admissions

Author : Meg Mitchell Moore
ISBN : 9780385540056
Genre : Fiction
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The Admissions brilliantly captures the frazzled pressure cooker of modern life as a seemingly perfect family comes undone by a few desperate measures, long-buried secret —and college applications! The Hawthorne family has it all. Great jobs, a beautiful house in one of the most affluent areas of Northern California, and three charming kids whose sunny futures are all but assured. And then comes their eldest daughter’s senior year of high school . . . Firstborn Angela Hawthorne is a straight-A student and star athlete, with extracurricular activities coming out of her ears and a college application that’s not going to write itself. She’s set her sights on Harvard, her father’s alma mater, and like a dog with a chew toy, Angela won’t let up until she’s basking in crimson-colored glory. Except her class rank as valedictorian is under attack, she’s suddenly losing her edge at cross-country, and she can’t help but daydream about a cute baseball player. Of course Angela knows the time put into her schoolgirl crush would be better spent coming up with a subject for her English term paper—which, along with her college essay, has a rapidly approaching deadline. Angela’s mother, Nora, is similarly stretched to the limit, juggling parent-teacher meetings, carpool, and a real estate career where she caters to the mega-rich and super-picky buyers and sellers of the Bay Area. The youngest daughter, second-grader Maya, still can’t read; the middle child, Cecily, is no longer the happy-go-lucky kid she once was; and their dad, Gabe, seems oblivious to the mounting pressures at home because a devastating secret of his own might be exposed. A few ill-advised moves put the Hawthorne family on a collision course that’s equal parts achingly real and delightfully screwball—and they learn that whatever it cost to get their lucky lives it may cost far more to keep them. Sharp, topical, and wildly entertaining, The Admissions shows that if you pull at a loose thread, even the sturdiest lives start to unravel at the seams of high achievement. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction

The Gatekeepers

Author : Jacques Steinberg
ISBN : 9781101200315
Genre : Education
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In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college. "[The Gatekeepers] provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges...I really didn't want the book to end." —The New York Times
Category: Education

The Victorian Novel

Author : Francis O'Gorman
ISBN : 9780470779859
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This guide steers students through significant critical responses to the Victorian novel from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Business School Buzz Book

Author : Carolyn C. Wise
ISBN : 9781581314366
Genre : Business & Economics
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In this updated guide, Vault publishes the entire surveys of current students and alumni at more than 100 top business schools. Each 4- to 5-page entry is composed almost entirely of insider comments from students and alumni. Each school profile features surveys of about 10 students or alumni. These narratives provide applicants with detailed and balanced perspectives and insider information on admissions and employment prospects, which is lacking in other business school guides.
Category: Business & Economics

Arabian Jazz A Novel

Author : Diana Abu-Jaber
ISBN : 9780393066685
Genre : Fiction
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"This oracular first novel, which unfurls like gossamer [has] characters of a depth seldom found in a debut."—The New Yorker In Diana Abu-Jaber's "impressive, entertaining" (Chicago Tribune) first novel, a small, poor-white community in upstate New York becomes home to the transplanted Jordanian family of Matussem Ramoud: his grown daughters, Jemorah and Melvina; his sister Fatima; and her husband, Zaeed. The widower Matuseem loves American jazz, kitschy lawn ornaments, and, of course, his daughters. Fatima is obsessed with seeing her nieces married—Jemorah is nearly thirty! Supernurse Melvina is firmly committed to her work, but Jemorah is ambivalent about her identity and role. Is she Arab? Is she American? Should she marry and, if so, whom? Winner of the Oregon Book Award and finalist for the National PEN/Hemingway Award, Arabian Jazz is "a joy to read.... You will be tempted to read passages out loud. And you should" (Boston Globe). USA Today praises Abu-Jaber's "gift for dialogue...her Arab-American rings musically, and hilariously, true."
Category: Fiction

The Captain S Daughter

Author : Meg Mitchell Moore
ISBN : 9780385541268
Genre : Fiction
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"Don't miss this heartfelt story about paths not taken."--People magazine For fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Emma Straub comes an emotionally gripping novel about a woman who returns to her hometown in coastal Maine and finds herself pondering the age-old question of what could have been Growing up in Little Harbor, Maine, the daughter of a widowed lobsterman, Eliza Barnes could haul a trap and row a skiff with the best of them. But she always knew she'd leave that life behind. Now that she's married, with two kids and a cushy front-row seat to suburban country club gossip in an affluent Massachusetts town, she feels adrift. When her father injures himself in a boating accident, Eliza pushes the pause button on her own life to come to his aid. But when she arrives in Maine, she discovers her father's situation is more dire than he let on. Eliza's homecoming is further complicated by the reemergence of her first love--and memories of their shared secret. Then Eliza meets Mary Brown, a seventeen-year-old local who is at her own crossroad, and Eliza can't help but wonder what her life would have been like if she'd stayed. Filled with humor, insight, summer cocktails, and gorgeous sunsets, The Captain's Daughter is a compassionate novel about the life-changing choices we make and the consequences we face in their aftermath.
Category: Fiction

Intelligent Techniques And Tools For Novel System Architectures

Author : Panagiotis Chountas
ISBN : 9783540776215
Genre : Mathematics
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This volume presents new directions and solutions in broadly perceived intelligent systems. An urgent need this volume has occurred as a result of vivid discussions and presentations at the "IEEE-IS’ 2006 – The 2006 Third International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Systems" held in London, UK, September, 2006. This book is a compilation of many valuable inspiring works written by both the conference participants and some other experts in this new and challenging field.
Category: Mathematics

Agents Of Innocence A Novel

Author : David Ignatius
ISBN : 9780393066715
Genre : Fiction
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A "superlative spy novel" (New York Times) by the author of the bestselling espionage thrillers Body of Lies and The Director. Agents of Innocence is the book that established David Ignatius's reputation as a master of the novel of contemporary espionage. Into the treacherous world of shifting alliances and arcane subterfuge comes idealistic CIA man Tom Rogers. Posted in Beirut to penetrate the PLO and recruit a high-level operative, he soon learns the heavy price of innocence in a time and place that has no use for it.
Category: Fiction

The Bible Hand Book

Author : Joseph Angus
ISBN : OXFORD:590023879
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Copd An Issue Of Clinics In Chest Medicine

Author : Peter J Barnes
ISBN : 9780323260916
Genre : Medical
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This issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine is Guest Edited by Peter J. Barnes FRS, FMedSci from Imperial College London and will fosus on COPD. Article topics include epidemiology, pathophysiology, cellular and molecular mechanisms and comorbidities of COPD, diagnosis and phenotype of COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation, asthma and COPD, biomarkers, bronchodilators, non invasive ventialtion, and new drug therapies.
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The American College Novel

Author : John E. Kramer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114351575
Genre : Reference
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This second edition of The American College Novel cites and describes 648 novels that are set at American colleges and universities, from Nathaniel Hawthorne's Fanshawe (Bowdoin College, 1828) to William Hart's Never Fade Away (University of California, 2002). This revised and updated edition contains 225 new entries, most new novels published since 1981. The annotations provide information about the novels' plots, settings, and central characters, as well as brief biographies of the authors. The bibliography is divided into two sections: student-centered and staff-centered novels, both cited in chronological order by publication year. A "starter list" of 50 American college novels is included, to help the novice reader distinguish classics within the genre, as well as indexes by author, title, college and university, and academic discipline. Intended for scholars as well as the layperson, this is a useful reference work for studying the portrayal of American higher education over time in popular fiction, as well as helping a casual reader locate a pleasurable read.
Category: Reference

The Novel

Author : André Brink
ISBN : 191971314X
Genre : Fiction
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The postmodernist novel is renowned for the extremes of its narcissistic involvement with language, but in this book the author argues that this self-consciousness has been a characteristic of the novel since its earliest stirrings.
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Occupational Pulmonology An Issue Of Clinics In Chest Medicine E Book

Author : Carrie Redlich
ISBN : 9781455747252
Genre : Medical
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This issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine, Guest Edited by Carrie A. Redlich, MD, MPH, Paul Blanc, MD, MSPH, Mridu Gulati, MD, and Ware Kuschner, MD, will focus on Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases, with article topics including: asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and other immune-mediated lung disease; Work-exacerbated asthma; Occupational COPD; Indoor fuel exposure and the lung in both the developed and developing worlds; New (and newly recognized) occupational and environmental causes of selected chronic parenchymal and terminal airway diseases; Occupational rhinitis and other work-related upper respiratory tract conditions; Military service and lung disease; Ambient air pollution; Protecting the lungs from microbes, particles and other inhalational exposures; and Exhaled breath and induce sputum analysis in assessing the effects of occupational and environmental exposures.
Category: Medical