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Buying in
by Laura Hemphill

Overview - Bright, ambitious Sophie Landgraf has landed a job as a Wall Street analyst. The small-town girl finally has her ticket to the American elite, but she doesn't real-ize the toll it will take--on her boyfriend, on her family, and on her. It isn't long before Sophie is floundering in this male-dominated world, and things are about to get worse.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Bright, ambitious Sophie Landgraf has landed a job as a Wall Street analyst. The small-town girl finally has her ticket to the American elite, but she doesn't real-ize the toll it will take--on her boyfriend, on her family, and on her. It isn't long before Sophie is floundering in this male-dominated world, and things are about to get worse.
With the financial crisis looming, Sophie be-comes embroiled in a multibillion-dollar merger that could make or break her career. The problem? Three men at the top of their game, each with very different reasons for advancing the merger. Now Sophie doesn't know whom to trust--or how far she'll go to get ahead.
Set inside the high-stakes world of finance, Manhattan's after-hours clubs, and factories in the Midwest and India, this is the high-powered, heartfelt story of a young woman finding her foot-ing on Wall Street as it crumbles beneath her. Written by an industry veteran, "Buying In "tackles what it means to be a woman in a man's world, and how to survive in big business without sacri-ficing who you are.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780544114579
  • ISBN-10: 0544114574
  • Publisher: New Harvest
  • Publish Date: November 2013
  • Page Count: 297


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-09-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

The world of high finance provides a thrilling setting for Hemphill’s fine debut about survival in a cutthroat business where millions of dollars are at stake and the wrong comment can cost you your job. Sophie Landgraf, from smalltown Massachusetts, lands a lucrative Wall Street job out of college as an analyst for Sterling, while her college boyfriend struggles to make ends meet at an entry-level position at NPR. Sophie befriends a colleague, Vasu Mehta, who, after seven years on the job, is used to the grueling work but longs to spend more time with his family. Ethan Pearce, their department’s managing director, is a brilliant, suave, and cold-hearted wheeler and dealer who throws Sophie for a loop by bringing her into a major merger of aluminum companies. She forges a genuine connection with one of the deal’s main players, AlumiCorp CEO Jake Hutchinson, who worked his way up from the plant floor 23 years prior. The author, who paid her own dues at Lehman Brothers and other firms, clearly knows her way around Wall Street, but, more importantly, can make us care about her characters’ successes and failures, against a formidable backdrop rife with competition, backstabbing, and soul-searching. Agent: Amanda Urban, ICM. (Nov.)

 
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