Books by Eileen Pollack

A PERFECT LIFE by Eileen Pollack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2016

"Pollack expertly and sensitively focuses on the nuances of ambivalence and on the human dilemma of what to do in the complex ethical situations that arise from genetic research."
Jane Weiss, a research scientist at MIT, investigates the genetic makeup of a neurodegenerative disease, a quest made more urgent because her mother died of the disease and Jane herself has a 50 percent chance of having it. Read full book review >
THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM by Eileen Pollack
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Hard-hitting, difficult to read, and impossible to put down."
An unvarnished account of what it was like, in the mid-1970s, to be "one of the first two women to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in physics at Yale." Read full book review >
BREAKING AND ENTERING by Eileen Pollack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A rich and satisfying novel that explores in a significant way contemporary issues of family, religion and politics."
An exploration of Tolstoy's dictum about unhappy families. Read full book review >
IN THE MOUTH by Eileen Pollack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Delicate but dazzling."
Incisive, beautifully crafted stories about family relationships, focused especially on the dynamic between fathers and daughters. Read full book review >
PARADISE, NEW YORK by Eileen Pollack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"An accomplished mix of profundity and wit that's undercut by characters and a story more like talking points than fully-fledged aspects of a novel."
From the author of the story collection The Rabbi in the Attic (1991), a finely crafted, if underpowered, first novel detailing the journey to wisdom of a young woman who grew up in a Borscht Belt hotel. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

"Never sentimental or simplistic, these low-key stories, written with a contemporary flair and humor, are a rich blend of moral and artistic sensibility."
A fine debut collection, some stories of which have appeared previously in slightly different forms. Read full book review >