Books by Elizabeth Poliner

AS CLOSE TO US AS BREATHING by Elizabeth Poliner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"Beautifully written, stringently unsentimental, and yet tender in its empathy for the perennial human conflict between service and self."
Poliner's follow-up to Mutual Life & Casualty (2005) limns a Jewish family too close-knit for its individual members' good.Read full book review >
MUTUAL LIFE & CASUALTY by Elizabeth Poliner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A general, lukewarm approach in loosely related stories without a burning theme or focus."
A series of normalized, slice-of-life vignettes from first-timer Poliner shows the sad fallout of a divorce on a 1970s Jewish family. Read full book review >