Books Bruce Holsinger Books by Bruce Holsinger Bruce Holsinger has written books about: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Literary Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Bruce Holsinger Author Interviews New Novel Asks: What Would You Do To Get Your Kid Into 'The Gifted School'? July 6, 2019 The school is fictional but the anxiety is real — the plot bears striking resemblance to actual college admissions scandals. "There's a sense that parents will stop at nothing," says Bruce Holsinger. New Novel Asks: What Would You Do To Get Your Kid Into 'The Gifted School'? Listen · 5:35 5:35 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/738999654/739154505" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews In 'The Gifted School,' Ripped-From-The-Headlines Parental Scheming July 2, 2019 Bruce Holsinger's new novel — about overprivileged parents cheating to get their kids into a magnet school — is very topical, but the characters are too flat to hook readers' attention for long. Review Book Reviews 'A Burnable Book' Is Fragrant With The Stench Of Medieval London February 18, 2014 The hunt for a book of seditious poems is at the heart of medievalist Bruce Holsinger's detail-packed new novel; poet and fixer John Gower is hunting for the book, at the behest of his friend Geoffrey Chaucer. Reviewer Jean Zimmerman says "filth of the street is likely to suck off the occasional shoe," but in the end, the experience is enjoyable.