this month at the gernert company…
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CRACKED: SAVING YOUR KID (AND YOURSELF) FROM THE MADNESS by Jill Margaret Shulman
How to help your kid navigate the college admissions process—from scheduling standardized tests to writing essays—month by month, girlfriend's-guide style.
"Into the breach of the college admissions mania steps Jill Margaret Shulman with a game-changing guide to navigating and surviving the process. It packs the insights and strategies some pay a consultant thousands for into an all-encompassing, easy-to-follow plan. As comforting as it is comprehensive, it's the closest thing to a support group you will find. A must-read for parents wanting to help their college-bound student, while not losing their minds!"
―Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult
THE KNOWLEDGE GAP: THE HIDDEN CAUSE OF HOW AMERICA'S BROKEN EDUCATION SYSTEM—AND HOW TO FIX IT by Natalie Wexler
The untold story of the root cause of America's education crisis--and the seemingly endless cycle of multigenerational poverty.
“Natalie Wexler adopts multiple perspectives—the scientist, the teacher, the philanthropist, the historian, and others—to offer a comprehensive answer to the simple question ‘Why don’t American students read well?’ This book is smart, important, and a fascinating read.”
—Daniel T. Willingham, author of The Reading Mind: A Cognitive Approach to Understanding How the Mind Reads
INLAND by Tea Obreht
The New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Wife returns with “a bracingly epic and imaginatively mythic journey across the American West” (Entertainment Weekly).
“Obreht brings her extraordinarily intricate worldview, psychological and social acuity, descriptive artistry, and shrewd, witty, and zestful storytelling to another provocative inquiry into the mysteries of place, nature, and human complexities. . . . Obreht inventively and scathingly dramatizes the delirium of the West—its myths, hardships, greed, racism, sexism, and violence—in a tornadic novel of stoicism, anguish, and wonder.”