Jean Hanff Korelitz

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Jean Hanff Korelitz ANTI-adoption? Why, because Portia experiences profound emotional after-effects of her decision? How could she not? You don't just walk away from an…moreANTI-adoption? Why, because Portia experiences profound emotional after-effects of her decision? How could she not? You don't just walk away from an experience like that. But "anti-adoption" is an extraordinary interpretation, I think. I've been asked if I'm anti-choice BECAUSE a character gives up a newborn for adoption. I thought that was pretty bizarre, too. (When a Catholic magazine "lauded" ADMISSION for being "Pro-Life" because the protagonist chooses not to have an abortion, I did what you never do: responded to a review, because I was that furious about it.) For the record: I am ardently pro-choice (which means, at least to me, also pro-adoption). Besides, who on earth could "personally disagree with adoption"? Are there actually people who do? (less)
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A word to GOODREADS friends...

It's not you, it's me. I'm just not a friends-on-GOODREADS person, so please, no requests. If you're trying to reach me there's a form on the website, www.jeanhanffkorelitz.com

New novel coming in March 2017: THE DEVIL AND WEBSTER.

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“There is a sound to waiting. It sounds like held breath pounding its fists against the walls of the lung, damp and muffled beats.”
Jean Hanff Korelitz, Admission

“All ghost stories come to this, she understood. All ghost stories end in one of two ways: You are dead or I am dead. If people only understood this, Portia thought, they would never be frightened, they would only need to ask themselves, Who among us has died?

And then she occurred to her that she was the ghost in her story. She had spent years haunting her own life, without ever noticing.”
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“Portia remembered her interview in the small office upstairs...in which she had been so shy, so terrified about not being good enough, not getting this thing, this chance, which she had only just discovered she wanted very badly.”
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