Books by Gayle Brandeis

THE ART OF MISDIAGNOSIS by Gayle Brandeis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A uniquely graceful, gorgeously written and composed collage of grief, misunderstanding, love, and an attempt at familial closure through art and prose."
A novelist, poet, and writing teacher mourns the tragic loss of her tormented mother. Read full book review >
MY LIFE WITH THE LINCOLNS by Gayle Brandeis
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2010

"In her first novel for young readers, the author goes beyond usual stories of the civil-rights movement, demonstrating well-intentioned but tone-deaf gestures of white supporters and the discomfort of change. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Mina Edelman is convinced that her family is the reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln's. Read full book review >
SELF STORAGE by Gayle Brandeis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2007

"A bit too tidily resolved to be wholly convincing, but a pleasant read nonetheless."
An agreeable, if somewhat routine, novel of a young woman attempting to bring order and meaning to her life, from the author of The Book of Dead Birds (2003). Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF DEAD BIRDS by Gayle Brandeis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2003

"In all, a wrenching tale exploring similar Korean-American identity as Nora Okja Keller's Fox Girl (2001)."
Korean folklore and ornithology figure in the lives of a former GI prostitute and her black fatherless daughter in an earnest, sad-funny debut, winner of Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize. Read full book review >