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The Gifted School

Bruce Holsinger

Warwick’s presents
Bruce Holsinger
Discussing in conversation with Dr. Seth Lerer

The Gifted School

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 7:30pm

7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
The Gifted School

Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

On Wednesday, September 25th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Bruce Holsinger, in conversation with Dr. Seth Lerer, as he discusses and signs his new book, The Gifted School. Bruce Holsinger is a Professor of English at the University of Virginia and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives with his wife and two children in Charlottesville, Virginia. Seth Lerer joined the UC San Diego Literature Department in January 2009 as Distinguished Professor and as Dean of Arts and Humanities. His teaching and research address Medieval and Renaissance Literature, the History of the English Language, Children’s Literature, and the history of the book. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

When an exclusive new school for “gifted” students opens for admission, helicopter parenting and achievement culture collide—and a previously happy community of friends nearly self-destructs…

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.

The Gifted School: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525534969
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - July 2nd, 2019