Breaking and Entering

Breaking and Entering

A Novel

Paperback - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York : Four Way Books ; Lebanon, NH : Distributed by University Press of New England, c2012
ISBN: 9781935536123
Branch Call Number: FIC POL
Characteristics: 375 p. ; 23 cm

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sinister31
Jul 26, 2012

It's an interesting premise, but the husband turns into such an amazing jerk that it was completely unrealistic that any woman would stay with him. When even talented authors make such glaring narrative mistakes it makes me stop reading. It also didn't pass the smell test that he was this great guy before, but then a patient harms herself (he's a shrink) and he falls to pieces and turns into a right wing scumbag who ignores his family. Where's an editor when you need one? This one fails. One star.

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