Stephan Lee
June 28, 2013 AT 04:00 AM EDT

My Education

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Susan Choi
publisher
Viking Adult
genre
Fiction

We gave it a B+

Pulitzer Prize finalist Susan Choi typically writes about wide-ranging topics (global conflict, domestic terrorism) that require loads of research. But for My Education she narrows the focus: First-year graduate student Regina Gottlieb finds herself immediately drawn to professor Nicholas Brodeur, a notorious campus charmer — yet enters into a torrid, spectacularly destructive affair with his alluring and complicated wife. In Choi’s hands, intimacy is every bit as compelling as war and displacement. B+

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