The Resource The finishing school : a novel, Joanna Goodman

The finishing school : a novel, Joanna Goodman

Label
The finishing school : a novel
Title
The finishing school
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joanna Goodman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How far would you go to uncover the truth? One spring night in 1998, the beautiful Cressida Strauss plunges from a fourth-floor balcony at the Lycée Internationale Suisse with catastrophic consequences. Loath to draw negative publicity to the school, a bastion of European wealth and glamor, officials quickly dismiss the incident as an accident, but questions remain: Was it a suicide attempt? Or was Cressida pushed? It was no secret that she had a selfish streak and had earned as many enemies as allies in her tenure at the school. For her best friend, scholarship student Kersti Kuusk, the lingering questions surrounding Cressida's fall continue to nag long after she leaves the Lycée. Kersti marries and becomes a bestselling writer, but never stops wondering about Cressida's obsession with the Helvetian Society-- a secret club banned years before their arrival at the school-- and a pair of its members who were expelled. When Kersti is invited as a guest to the Lycée's 100th anniversary, she begins probing the cover-up, exposing the frightening underbelly of lies and abuse at the prestigious establishment. And in one portentous moment, Kersti makes a decision that will connect her to Cressida forever and raise the stakes dangerously high in her own desire to solve the mystery and redeem her past. "The Finishing School" offers a riveting glimpse into a privileged, rarefied world in which nothing is as it appears
Summary
When she is invited as a guest to her former finishing school, Lycee International Suisse, best-selling writer Kersti Kuusk—who is determined to, once and for all, find the truth surrounding her best friend Cressida’s death long ago—probes the cover-up, unearthing a frightening underbelly of lies and abuse at the prestigious establishment
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10552593
Cataloging source
VPW
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1969-
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Goodman, Joanna
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Girls' schools
  • Etiquette for young women
  • Falls (Accidents)
  • Falls (Accidents)
Target audience
adult
Label
The finishing school : a novel, Joanna Goodman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1761555
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780062465580
Isbn Type
(trade)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062465580
  • (OCoLC)981908185
Label
The finishing school : a novel, Joanna Goodman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1761555
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780062465580
Isbn Type
(trade)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062465580
  • (OCoLC)981908185

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