Bachelor Degree

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Random House Publishing Group, Jul 29, 2008 - Fiction - 368 pages
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“Underneath it all–designer clothes and moxie aside–my mother was more than any daughter should ever have to handle.”
- from Bachelor Degree

Strolling the city sidewalks of Manhattan’s posh Upper East Side are a bevy of well-dressed, attractive, and notably eligible single men, but can Samantha Krasner snag one before the competition does? Finding Mr. Right would certainly help keep her mother at bay. After all, the only thing separating their two apartments is Central Park. Not big enough.

A successful gallery diva who must answer to a boss from hell, thirty-eight-year-old Samantha nonetheless finally feels as if she’s leading her own life. But the ever-hovering, smothering Madeleine Krasner-Wolfe, a twice-divorced and filthy rich force of nature, always seems to have advice for her daughter about everything from fashion and beauty regimens to men.

When Samantha signs up the new rising star of the art world, Blake Hamilton, Madeleine immediately sees him as a prospective son-in-law. Hoping to help her daughter land a husband before it’s too late, Madeleine launches a flirt campaign that both infuriates and enthralls Samantha– compelling her to finally take action. From the toniest penthouses of Park Avenue to the trendiest SoHo lofts, Samantha is on a mission–if only her mother would get out of the way.

Praise for Judith Marks-White’s Seducing Harry:

“Judith Marks-White writes with lashings of humor and a healthy dose of cynicism laced with sweetness.”
–Jane Green, author of Second Chance

“The literary equivalent of a bon bon . . . the perfect book to wedge between all those weighty Booker Prize-winning reads piled up by the bedside.”
Elle.com

“[Marks-White] has a sharp eye for absurdity and excess.”
The Boston Globe


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Bachelor degree: a novel

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In this brassy sophomore effort from Marks-White (Seducing Harry), divorced New York gallery associate Samantha Krasner, 38, has always been overshadowed by her rich, twice-widowed, art collector ... Read full review

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I found it to be a bit too explicit and crass for my taste.

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
19
Section 4
26
Section 5
35
Section 6
42
Section 7
52
Section 8
64
Section 15
173
Section 16
186
Section 17
204
Section 18
213
Section 19
226
Section 20
247
Section 21
261
Section 22
268

Section 9
84
Section 10
94
Section 11
111
Section 12
120
Section 13
140
Section 14
160
Section 23
292
Section 24
318
Section 25
334
Section 26
339
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