BookFest In Your Living Room Present: Tracy Dobmeier and Wendy Katzman, Girls with Bright Futures moderated by Deb Silverthorn, The Word Artist, longtime journalist of the Texas Jewish Post and College Application Advisor
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College admissions season at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Academy is marked by glowing acceptances from top-tier institutions and students as impressive as their parents are ambitious. But when Stanford alerts the school it’s allotting only one spot to EBA for their incoming class, three mothers discover the competition is more cutthroat than they could have imagined.
Tech giant Alicia turns to her fortune and status to fight for her reluctant daughter’s place at the top. Kelly, a Stanford alum, leverages her PTA influence and insider knowledge to bulldoze the path for her high-strung daughter. And Maren makes three: single, broke, and ill-equipped to battle the elite school community aligning to bring her superstar down.
That’s when, days before applications are due, one of the girls suffers a near-fatal accident, one that doesn’t appear to be an accident at all.
As the community spirals out of control, three women will have to decide what lines they’re willing to cross to secure their daughters’ futures…and keep buried the secrets that threaten to destroy far more than just college dreams.
Tracy Dobmeier lives in Seattle and holds degrees from Princeton University and UC Berkeley School of Law. Tracy is a breast cancer survivor, a two-time parenting veteran of the college admissions process, and a debut co-author at the ripe young age of 52 (with her dear friend, Wendy Katzman). Which was most challenging you ask? The answer might surprise you!