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Debbie Stier , author of The Perfect Score Project: Uncovering the Secrets of the SAT

These days, high SAT scores are seen as the ticket to a good college, merit aid, and ultimately a successful life. Yet for parents, the torment of cajoling kids into studying is made worse by the tangle of conflicting advice about how best to prepare. Debbie Stier made it her mission to cut through that tangle and ace the SAT. As part of her quest, Debbie took the SAT seven times, sampled test-prep methods, and bonded with her test-taking teenage son.

Week of September 8, 2014

Releases for the week of September 8th include THE REDEEMER by Jo Nesbø, an Inspector Harry Hole thriller in which Oslo's best investigator must determine who's responsible for shots ringing out at a Salvation Army Christmas concert that left one of the singers dead in the street; THE BULLY PULPIT, Doris Kearns Goodwin's dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air; and THE PERFECT SCORE PROJECT by Debbie Stier, an indispensable guide to acing the SAT --- as well as the affecting story of a single mom’s quest to light a fire under her teenage son.