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Commencement

Commencement - 09 edition

Commencement - 09 edition

ISBN13: 9780307454966

ISBN10: 0307454967

Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan - ISBN 9780307454966
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Vintage Books
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International: No
Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan - ISBN 9780307454966

ISBN13: 9780307454966

ISBN10: 0307454967

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 09

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Summary

''Commencementis one of this year's most inviting summer novels.... Entertaining... smart, discerning.... Ms. Sullivan introduces strong, warmly believable three-dimensional characters who have fun, have fights and fall into intense love affairs.'' -The New York Times ''The author manages to find that sweet spot between Serious Literature and chick lit.Commencementis a beach book for smart women-and the girls they once were.'' -Entertainment Weekly ''Brave.... Sullivan... excels at close-up portraits....Commencementalso fulfills its ambition to offer a witty take on the stereotypes of women's colleges, much as Curtis Sittenfeld'sPrepdid with elite boarding schools.... Sullivan's gifts are substantial.'' -The New York Times Book Review ''This story about four Smith College students and the paths they follow post-graduation celebrates friendship and explores modern-day feminism. At the same time, it's just a really devourable read-think a 2009 version of Mary McCarthy'sThe Group.'' -Cookiemagazine ''Convincing and unique.''-Elle(Winner of theElleReaders Prize) ''Sullivan writes fiction you might expect from a journalist: Her clean, precise prose stays carefully neutral and balanced, even as she shifts points of view from chapter to chapter... skillfully blending their stories.... Their struggles, reactions and decisions feel real. How they pull through-and pull together-proves inspiring.'' -Philadelphia City Paper ''As [Commencement] takes the women from their first shaky steps toward independence through the ups and downs of their 20s, you'll relive-and celebrate-the stomach-dropping moments of the best friend-relationship roller-coaster.''-Redbook ''I was deeply engaged by the characters and their complexity.... One of the differences bet