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Elizabeth Poliner: As Close to Us as Breathing

(Fiction, 368 p. 2016)

A multigenerational family saga about the long lasting reverberations when a terrible accident transforms a summer of hope and self discovery into a lifetime of atonement and loss for members of this close knit clan.

Discussion Questions from Elizabeth Poliner

Kirkus Review

Review by Eli Gottlieb, New York Times, March 25, 2016

Review by Philip K. Jason, Jewish Book Council

Review by Heller McAlpin, NPR, March 15, 2016

Review by Adam Kirsch, Tablet Magazine, March 10, 2016