COMMENCEMENT in the NYT BR

Close on the heels of Janet Maslin’s column featuring Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan in the NYT, sister publication the NYT Book Review is less enthusiastic (and reveals that the author works in the NYT editorial department).

The reviewer disagrees with Entertainment Weekly‘s assessment that Commencement successfully updates Mary McCarthy’s The Group, saying it doesn’t probe deeply enough to achieve that status, yet  “Sullivan’s gifts are substantial. By the end you’re rooting for her to let her storytelling talents roam out into less protected territory.”

Commencement
J. Courtney Sullivan
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf – (2009-06-16)
ISBN / EAN: 0307270742 / 9780307270740

Also available as downloadable eBook from OverDrive.

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