In the Stacks Episode 29: The Cardturner by Louis Sachar

A video book review of Cum Laude by Cecily von Ziegesar. To purchase the book, click here.

"It’s freshman year here at Dexter, a college in rural Maine, where we meet Shipley Gilbert, a shining golden girl and the assorted satellites who orbit her universe. Cum laude traditionally means to graduate with honors. For this group it means a decadent atmosphere that allows every sort of experimentation.

"A complete parody of small liberal arts college life is here: post-prep school slacker stoners, lesbian professors, the jock-turned-pill-abusing artist, adults too absorbed with their own problems to care, authorities who look the other way, the townies. Everyone has their secrets, including Shipley." —Michelle Z. from In the Stacks.tv


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