Monday, January 30, 2012

"Breaking and Entering" is a "Book to Watch For" Says Oprah

Oprah has put Breaking and Entering on the list of 17 books to look for in February. Congratulations to the author, Eileen Pollack!

"The Shapiros have fled to Michigan to start over following the suicide of one of Richard's patients, a woman he secretly loved. Richard begins working at the local prison, a breeding ground for racism among guards and inmates. Louise becomes a social worker at the high school, where a janitor broadcasts vitriol as "Michigan Mike, the Voice of the Militia." The Shapiros' neighbors, also proud members of the paramilitary group, host an annual Tax Blast, using 1040 forms as shooting targets. When, in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing, news surfaces that McVeigh had attended a militia meeting at the neighbors' farm, it becomes increasingly difficult to know who's harmless and who's not. Louise tells herself that she "can distinguish among the scents of her enemies and her friends, of safety and disaster, of passion, hate, and love," even as the lines of loyalty blur—in her community and her marriage." To read more, click here.

To get a copy of Breaking and Entering, and to learn about Pollack's other Four Way Books publication, In the Mouth, go here.