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Breaking and Entering


Eileen Pollack
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Set against the tragic events of the Oklahoma City bombings, Breaking and Entering follows Christian/Jewish couple Louise and Richard Shapiro as they move from California to rural Michigan with their daughter Molly in an attempt to save their marriage. They find their core beliefs about life and love tested as school counselor Louise's students blame Satan for their homosexuality while Richard's new buddies gather arms to defend themselves against enemies at home and abroad. Pollack's America is divided and splintered, yet she writes with hope and humor...Breaking and Entering challenges the stereotypes we hold about our fellow Americans, reminding us of the unexpected bonds that can form across the divide between so-called Red and Blue states.

All recent publications by Eileen Pollack

  • Creative Composition: Preliminary Edition
  • Breaking and Entering
  • Creative Nonfiction: A Guide to Form, Content, and Style, with Readings

All publications by Eileen Pollack

Creative Composition (with Jeremiah Chamberlin and Natalie Bakopoulos, Cengage/2013); Breaking and Entering (Four Way Books, 2012); Creative Nonfiction:  Form, Content, and Style (Cengage/Wadsworth, 2009); In the Mouth, Stories and Novellas (Four Way Books, 2008); Woman Walking Ahead: In Search of Catherine Weldon and Sitting Bull (University of New Mexico Press, 2002); Paradise, New York (Temple University Press, 1998); The Rabbi in the Attic and Other Stories (Delphinium Books, 1991); Whisper Whisper Jesse: A Children's Book About AIDS (Advantage/Aurora, 1992); stories and essays in journals and anthologies such as Best American Short Stories 2007, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, New England Review, Agni, Literary Review, Puschart Prize XVI and XX, God: Stories, The New Generation; Between Mothers and Sons, Birth: A Literary Anthology, the Writers Chronicle, Sojourner, The Boston Globe, Michigan Magazine, Kaleidoscope, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Jewish Forward, Life Magazine, etc.

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