By Jean Hanff Korelitz

Grand Central Publishing, Paperback, 9781455529797, 452pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 2013

"Admissions. "Admission." Aren't there two sides to the word? And two opposing sides...It's what we let in, but it's also what we let out."

For years, 38-year-old Portia Nathan has avoided the past, hiding behind her busy (and sometimes punishing) career as a Princeton University admissions officer and her dependable domestic life. Her reluctance to confront the truth is suddenly overwhelmed by the resurfacing of a life-altering decision, and Portia is faced with an extraordinary test. Just as thousands of the nation's brightest students await her decision regarding their academic admission, so too must Portia decide whether to make her own ultimate admission.

"Admission" is at once a fascinating look at the complex college admissions process and an emotional examination of what happens when the secrets of the past return and shake a woman's life to its core.

About the Author
Jean Hanff Korelitz grew up in Manhattan and educated at Dartmouth and Clare College, Cambridge. She is the author of "You Should Have Known", "Admission", "The White Rose", and "A Jury of Her Peers"; as well as the children s book "Interference Powder" and "The Properties of Breath", a collection of poetry. Her nonfiction has appeared in various anthologies and in publications such as "Vogue", "Real Simple", "Reader s Digest" and the "New York Times". She lives in New York with her husband, Irish poet Paul Muldoon and their children.