by Jordana Horn

Trying Not to Be Young

Behind the curtain at the college admissions office.

Admission, by Jean Hanff Korelitz (Grand Central Publishing, $24.99), takes its reader down the yellow brick road of the Ivy League — specifically to the venerable institution of Princeton University. If Princeton, however, is the Emerald City, this novel focuses on the men (and women) behind the curtain: the admissions officers with the power to wave their wands and admit an incoming class of freshmen to a world of privilege and status.

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