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Avery Corman
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Prized Possessions

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Here, against the backdrop of Manhattan careers, country houses, and children whose futures are limited only by their parents' checkbooks, Corman introduces Elizabeth Mason, a beautiful, spirited teenager who is raped during her first week of college by the star of the school tennis team.

Her gradual recovery, the pain and guilt that threaten her parents' marriage, the dram

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Published May 1st 1992 by Berkley (first published January 15th 1991)
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Mary
Aug 14, 2014 Mary rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes contemporary fiction
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The Masons are a perfect family, with every piece of their family portrait firmly in place. They have high hopes for their children's success, and the money to give them the world. Elizabeth Mason grew up with every advantage in life, her parents sparing no expense on her education and upbringing. Now, on the verge of starting her freshman year at prestigious Layton College, Elizabeth has blossomed into a brilliant and compassionate young woman; if a little entitled and naive.

However, one shatt
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Nov 06, 2010 Lee rated it really liked it
This novel focuses on the fallout of the date rape of a brand new college coed. Written by the autor of Kramer vs Kramer, it was reminiscent of the book about the Duke lacrosse players, not only due to the college campus locale and rape, but the reaction of the other students, the college staff, friends, and family.
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Recommended to Martine by: Elisabeth Egelko
Great book club selection because you definitely want to talk about this book after reading it. Fast, thought-provoking read that appealed to my feminist side. I've added Kramer vs Kramer to my 'to read' list now. It's by the same author.
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Avery Corman (born November 28, 1935, in the Bronx, New York) is an American novelist.

He is the author of the novel Kramer vs. Kramer (1977) which created a sea change in attitudes toward child custody with the public and in the courts in the United States and internationally. Robert Benton wrote the screenplay and directed the movie of the same name Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) starring Dustin Hoffma
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