A Novel

Book - 2017
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Named one of the Best Books of 2017 by the Philadelphia Inquirer : All hell breaks loose in the liberal bubble when a mother's life spirals out of control when she's forced to rethink her bleeding heart ideals.

For Karen Kipple, it isn't enough that she works full-time in the nonprofit sector for an organization that helps children from disadvantaged homes. She's also determined to live her personal life in accordance with her ideals. This means sending her daughter, Ruby, to an integrated public school in their Brooklyn neighborhood.

But when a troubled student from a nearby housing project begins bullying children in Ruby's class, the distant social and economic issues Karen has always claimed to care about so passionately begin to feel uncomfortably close to home. A daring, discussable satire about gentrification and liberal hypocrisy, Class is also a smartly written story that reveals how life as we live it -- not as we like to imagine it -- often unfolds in gray areas.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316265416
Characteristics: 341 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: ROSENFELD, L


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Mar 10, 2019

Totally enjoyed this book! An honest look at the middle class struggle to achieve the best for our children at the risk of offending political correctness

Jan 18, 2018

very funny. Reminds us how lucky we are to have no negroes in Bellingham. 5 stars

maxanowak Apr 24, 2017

Class is an enjoyable book

Feb 22, 2017

I gave myself to page 50 to get into this big. Buts its like one long run on sentence. Really not a novel, more like an essay on an indecisive, self-absorbed woman. For me a book has to have a little more depth. It's all about Karen.


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