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Devil and Webster
Devil and Webster | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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From the bestselling author of You Should Have Known and Admission, a twisty new novel about a college president and a student protest that mirrors today's campus unrest. Naomi Roth is the first female president of Webster College, a once conservative school now known for producing fired-up, progressive graduates. A former student radical herself, Naomi isn't alarmed when Webster students, including her own daughter, begin an outdoor encampment to protest a popular professor's denial of tenure, but when Omar Khayal, a charismatic Palestinian student with a devastating personal history, emerges as the group's leader, shocking acts of vandalism begin to destabilize the campus. As the crisis slips beyond her control, Naomi struggles to protect her friends, colleagues, and family from an unknowable adversary. A riveting novel about who we think we are, and what we think we believe.
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Cinfhen
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Took a break from Genuine Fraud to finish this clever, satire on academia, race, privilege, belief and misplaced activism. Snarky & smart this book really appealed to me. I consider myself liberal and open minded but im sometimes left shaking my head in disbelief when I hear/ read about certain incidents occurring on college & university campuses. This book captured the absurdity for me. Curious to hear your thoughts @ElishaLovesBooks

Kalalalatja Great review! 2y
TrishB That sounds very interesting, especially working in a university. 2y
Cinfhen Didn‘t know u work for a university @TrishB 2y
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TrishB All my working life! The first one for 26 years, current one for 3! 2y
KarenUK Sounds really good.... stacked! 👍 2y
Andrea4 I'm not sure I could read this after all I've experienced on uni campuses. ..ugh 2y
Redwritinghood Nice review. Will definitely pick this up. 2y
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Cinfhen
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#TuneIntoNovember I planned on going to the post office this morning as I have a little package to send & 2 notices for package pickup!!!!! But, it's pouring 😫so #justfornow im gonna enjoy my hot coco & book & pray the rain lets up for a little bit 🙏🏻

Cathythoughts Enjoy 😉 2y
TrishB Raining! I know that feeling. 2y
Kalalalatja Ugh! I hate when the rain keeps you from your books 😑 2y
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Cinfhen Thanks girls, but the sun did manage to peek out and I made a mad dash @Kalalalatja @TrishB @Cathythoughts shouldn‘t complain this country NEEDS rain but just not on #bookmail days 😘😉 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!!! #bookmail is the best!! 2y
Caterina Haha I was trying to remind myself today as I made the cold and rainy trek into Jerusalem and back that we NEED this rain, but I'm still delighted to be back home with my blankets. 😂 I wish it only rained at night, when there's no work or #bookmail 😉 2y
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Cinfhen
The Devil and Webster | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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#TuneintoNovember This book has gotten mixed reviews but I couldn't pass it up for $1 Has anyone read it??? Thoughts! Naomi Roth has gone from student activist to President of liberal Webster College when she finds herself caught in a political campus shit storm! #SoldMySoul

Redwritinghood Saw this at the library the other day but didn‘t pick it up. Interested in your thoughts on it. 2y
Cinfhen I started reading it this morning - so far the satire & writing is fierce @Redwritinghood 🔥im liking it, will keep u posted! 2y
Reviewsbylola Looking forward to your review. This one sounds promising. 2y
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MrBook
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I'm so happy to have met Jean Hanff Korelitz. Down-to-earth, warm, easy-going 👌🏻👌🏻. We exchanged contact info, she wants to get together and chat with me and @BookBabe 😱😱😱😱!!!! *faints* #MorristownBookFestival ##MorristownMeetUp

Bookzombie That is awesome! 2y
WarpedSweetness That's great!! :-) 2y
Suetara That‘s terrific! I haven‘t read her newest yet, but loved her earlier book The White Rose so much that I bought a copy for my personal shelves after I read my library‘s copy. 2y
Cinfhen That's so cool!! Makes me want to read her book now!!! 2y
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bookandcat
Devil and Webster | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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Next talk - Angelica Baker, Jean Hanff Korelitz, and Kaitlyn Greenidge talking about "identity politics and family frictions". Two of the authors are making their writing debut. Korelitz has a number of books written including Admission (which I love; she once again sets The Devil and Webster at a college). Our Little Racket has a blurb on it from the author of The Nest, and We Love You Charlie Freeman from the author of The Tiger's Wife. #mfob

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whelanmaria
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This book was problematic but I do like a good academic story. It wasn't deep enough, it felt too shallow but I still devoured the pages, wanting to know what happened. I really liked You Should Have Known, and this one didn't quite do it for me.

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whelanmaria
Devil and Webster | Jean Hanff Korelitz

I understand that, in normal times, we are defined by our differences, and differences are fine and beautiful things. But these are not normal times.

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josie281
Devil and Webster | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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This is mid-so-so & pan.
I was completely intrigued by this book initially. The build up was there and I was in it then...... fizzle. It could have been great. It could have been good. It could have been ok. It turned into the typical, everything you don't like, white, rich, academia land.
Hell, I work at a university and I was really turned off by the end of this.

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Librarylady
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I love books set on college campuses. This is up next for me tonight.

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BethFishReads
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Set on a campus of a New England college: protesters, foreign-born students, first female president of the school. High on my good. 1st line: "What happened at Webster that year was harrowing, but it wasn't the first harrowing scenario Naomi Roth had faced, either as Webster's president or, indeed in her prior times at the college: professor, dean . . . & reluctant member of the search committee for the very job she'd end up occupying herself."

Bette Awesomely beautiful pic! 💜📸👍 2y
DebinHawaii Yes, great shot! 📚🍷👍 2y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Combo #bookmail and #bookpurchase! I bought The Madwoman Upstairs while purchasing some pride wear for work/alma mater and funnily enough The Devil and Webster arrived from Grand Central Publishing - so I can read about Naomi Roth, first female president of Webster College while wearing my university swag.

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florinda3rs
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I don't bowl anymore since my shoulder surgery a few years ago (and I was never good at it anyway, so I don't miss it). So I brought my book to hang out while the guys bowl. I feel like Diane Chambers. Cheers! (Get it? 😏)

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