All Loves Excelling by Josiah Bunting
A Novel

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Not since A Separate Peace has the world of prep school and tortured adolescence been portrayed with the sensitivity and authenticity that distinguish this novel by a former headmaster of the prestigious Lawrence-ville School, near Princeton. All loves Excelling is a story of the fierce competition for admission to select colleges, of the equally fierce ambition of parents and school authorities—and how they combine to wreak havoc on one teenager and her family.

About Josiah Bunting

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A Rhodes Scholar and a decorated army officer, Josiah Bunting III served in Vietnam and was superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute for eight years. He is the author of the novels All Loves Excelling, The Lionheads, The Advent of Frederick Giles, and An Education for Our Time. Bunting is also a classical pianist and a long-distance runner. He lives in Newport, Rhode Island.
Published February 27, 2001 by Bridgeworks. 312 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The former headmaster of an expensive prep school tells of an underachieving teenager forced into an expensive prep school by her ambitious mother.

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Having failed to get into Dartmouth after her senior year of high school, Amanda Bahringer is spending a year at St. Matthew's, an expensive prep school that prides itself on placing ""underachieving"" students in prestigious colleges.

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