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Class Mothers
     

Class Mothers

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by Katherine Stewart
 

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When her daughter wins a coveted scholarship to the prestigious Metropolitan preschool, Laura thinks she’s struck the educational jackpot. Metropolitan is harder to get into than Harvard! She soon finds herself rubbing elbows with some of New York’s top moms: wealthy socialites, sultry film stars, and driven business tycoons. These women have it

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When her daughter wins a coveted scholarship to the prestigious Metropolitan preschool, Laura thinks she’s struck the educational jackpot. Metropolitan is harder to get into than Harvard! She soon finds herself rubbing elbows with some of New York’s top moms: wealthy socialites, sultry film stars, and driven business tycoons. These women have it all—and they want more. They appreciate the value of a name-brand education, and they’ll do whatever it takes to make sure their kids get the very best. Now Laura must secure Anna’s future among New York’s top-drawer toddlers. Even if it means jumping into the sandbox with some highly competitive mommies and daddies who do not play well with others.

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Library Journal
Even though her daughter is in one of the most exclusive preschools in Manhattan, Laura is always conscious of their "scholarship" status among the other families. When a disturbing classroom incident exposes fissures in her friendships with the other moms, Laura's attempts to get to the bottom of it unravel a scheme bigger and more far-reaching than any of them could have imagined. Like Nancy Lieberman's Admissions, Stewart's (The Yoga Mamas) latest novel is sharply observant of the ultracompetitive world of New York City private schools. Wealth, privilege, and class disguise darker secrets, and Stewart's revelation of these is clever. This blend of humor and mystery is recommended for all public libraries. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101220542
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/27/2006
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
663 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Katherine Stewart is a freelance journalist and writer. She has contributed to Marie Claire, Rolling Stone, Elle, Ms., Conde Nast Traveler, and Village Voice, among other publications. She lives in Manhattan's SoHo (the setting for Class Mothers) with her husband and daughter.

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Class Mothers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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In Manhattan Laura¿s daughter Anna attends the prestigious Metropolitan private school on a scholarship. However, Laura does not know the other class mothers until they are to work together on an auction. Most are so pampered they offer nothing to the endeavor, but three want to be the commander in chief giving orders to everyone else especially the scholarship mothers.------------------- On her second spouse Bronwyn seems happy with her wealthy husband and their perfect kids. Dominique knows her spouse adores her with a passion. Finally Kim is a successful financial advisor. The three women fight for supremacy until a disgusted Laura uncovers a threat to the school that the mothers better become a band of sisters if they want to thwart the attempt to shut the place.------------------ The mothers with their common relationship woes involving spouses, children and other relatives in spite of economic and social differences makes CLASS MOTHERS a fine look at Manhattan¿s elitist schooling. The tale is intelligent and amusing when it concentrates on the mothers of the students especially the comparisons between Laura, Bronwyn, and Kim. When the story line spins into a save the school against a conspiracy it loses a bit of its bite. Still as she did with THE YOGA MAMAS, Katherine Stewart provides a smart look at upper crust education.------------------ Harriet Klausner