By J. Courtney Sullivan
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780307454966, 432pp.)
Publication Date: May 11, 2010
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Assigned to the same dorm their first year at Smith College, Celia, Bree, Sally, and April couldn't have less in common. Celia, a lapsed Catholic, arrives with a bottle of vodka in her suitcase; beautiful Bree pines for the fiancE she left behind in Savannah; Sally, preppy and obsessively neat, is reeling from the loss of her mother; and April, a radical, redheaded feminist wearing a "Riot: Don't Diet" T-shirt, wants a room transfer immediately. Written with radiant style and a wicked sense of humor, "Commencement "follows these unlikely friends through college and the years beyond, brilliantly capturing the complicated landscape facing young women today.