Bruce Holsinger - The Gifted School (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

Smart and juicy, The Gifted School is 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

Bruce Holsinger teaches at the University of Virginia and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
The Gifted School: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525534969
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - July 2nd, 2019

"Wise and addictive... The Gifted School is the juiciest novel I've read in ages... a suspenseful, laugh-out-loud page-turner and an incisive inspection of privilege, race and class."--J. Courtney Sullivan in The New York Times