Books by Jennifer Gilmore

IF ONLY by Jennifer Gilmore
Released: July 31, 2018

"Gilmore's gritty multigenerational tale not only seeks to ask adoption's toughest questions, but dares to offer no easy answers: Not to be missed. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A probing look at teen pregnancy and adoption. Read full book review >
WE WERE NEVER HERE by Jennifer Gilmore
Released: June 14, 2016

"The romance is so-so, but the dual portrayal of friendship and adjustment to a rarely discussed condition is sensitive and insightful. (Romance. 14-18)"
After 16-year-old Lizzie doubles over at summer camp, she enters the hospital and a "horror movie" of pain, tests, and vulnerability. Read full book review >
THE MOTHERS by Jennifer Gilmore
Released: April 9, 2013

"Heartbreak occasionally spiced with hilarity characterizes this persuasive docu-novel that scrutinizes mothers with limited sentimentality."
The low-key yet wrenching story of a Brooklyn couple who, after cancer and failed fertility treatment, endure more, different pain in their fixation to achieve parenthood. Read full book review >
SOMETHING RED by Jennifer Gilmore
Released: April 1, 2010

"A very adult, mildly flawed domestic drama."
A Jewish family struggles with the politics of desire during the tumultuous Reagan '80s. Read full book review >
GOLDEN COUNTRY by Jennifer Gilmore
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"In an overstuffed plot studded with historical minutiae, the story's small domestic and internal moments are what ring true."
Gilmore debuts with a familiar yet evocative multigenerational epic intertwining the lives of Jewish immigrants as they rise from humble beginnings in Brooklyn to positions of power in science, business and the theater. Read full book review >