You are here

Girls with Bright Futures (Paperback)

Girls with Bright Futures Cover Image
On Our Shelves Now
11 on hand, as of Jan 22 1:19pm


For those who couldn't stop reading about Lori Loughlin and Operation Varsity Blues, this suspenseful thriller about the lines moms are willing to cross to get their kids into college is for you.--Refinery29

Book Club Winner.--Real Simple, Book Club Selection

A thriller for the post-college-admission-scandal age.--PopSugar

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Parade Magazine, Newsweek, POPSUGAR, Refinery29, Brit + Co, and more

Three women, three daughters, and a promise that they'll each get what they deserve...

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.

The perfect book club read with a suspense bite, Girls with Bright Futures combines the college admissions scandal with the edge of Big Little Lies, the snark of Class Mom, and the schadenfreude of watching the elite implode.

About the Author

After supporting each other through two decades of motherhood, Tracy Dobmeier and Wendy Katzman thought: Let's write a book and really test the friendship. Several years later their friendship is not only still intact, but they would even go so far as to grade it an A+. With such a perfect GPA, maybe they should apply to Stanford? Just kidding! They would never leave Seattle where they live (not together, though it often feels that way) with their husbands, pets, and last remaining school-age kiddo. You can find them at and @katzndobs on Instagram. Or in Tracy's kitchen.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781728216461
ISBN-10: 172821646X
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2021
Pages: 400
Language: English