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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library GEN (Text) 33500013343868 New Checked out 03/15/2021
Hawley Public Library GEN (Text) 33500013343876 New In transit -
Warroad Public Library GEN (Text) 35500006441545 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780358408574
  • ISBN: 0358408571
  • ISBN: 9780358126546
  • ISBN: 0358126541
  • ISBN: 9780358439974
  • ISBN: 0358439973
  • ISBN: 9780358440871
  • ISBN: 0358440874
  • Physical Description: 336 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"A grad student becomes embroiled in a deadly rivalry that changes her into someone unrecognizable to her struggling family, her ambitious academic friends, and even herself"-- Provided by publisher.
"Claire "Mac" Woods - a professor enjoying her newfound hotshot status at an academic conference - finally has the acceptance and admiration she has long craved. But at the conference's hotel bar, Mac is surprised to run into a face from a past she'd rather forget: the moneyed, effortlessly perfect Gwendolyn Whitney, Mac's foil, rival, and former best friend. When Gwen moved to town in high school, Claire - then known as Mac, a poor kid from a troubled family who had too much on her plate - saw what it meant to have. Money, sophistication, culture, the very blueprints to success. Mac had almost nothing, except the will to change. Change she did, habitually grinding herself to work as hard as straight-A Gwen, even eventually getting admitted into the same elite graduate program as Gwen. But then Mac and Gwen become entangled with the department’s power-couple professors and compete head-to-head for a life changing fellowship. The more twisted the track toward success becomes, the more Mac has to contort herself to stay one step ahead - which deception signals the point of no return?"--Publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 December #1
    When academic frenemies reunite at a conference, it brings back sad, sordid memories of their time in the Program, a claustrophobic midwestern graduate program with classes like Ret-Con Dynamics and the Sedentary Sublime. The class to get into, Ethical Negation, is taught by Bethany Ladd, a lofty intellectual whom hometown best friends, down-at-the-heels Mackenzie Woods and blithely privileged Gwendolyn Whitney, compete to dazzle. As Gwen and Mac increasingly show their resentments over too many drinks at the conference, the bizarre lengths they went to for success, the secrets they kept, and the lives that were destroyed will remind academic readers all too well of the worlds they came from or inhabit. Gentry has academic pettiness and feigned lack of ambition down pat, while also drawing a painful, all-too-real picture of a poor student trying to keep up with richer peers. Mac as narrator creates a tale of psychological survival and suspense that readers of Gentry's Good as Gone (2016) and other tales of women struggling in a world that wants them to fail will relish. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

AMY GENTRY is the author of the best-selling thriller Good as Gone, a New York Times Notable Book, and Last Woman Standing. She is also a book reviewer and essayist whose work has appeared in numerous outlets, including Salon, the Paris Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Austin Chronicle. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Chicago.

Subject: Women college teachers > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Competition (Psychology) > Fiction.
Success > Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women > Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) > Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.
FICTION / Women.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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