Ann Birstein

Summer Situations

"Ann Birstein knows that summe is the middle class' Saturday Night and she shows us quite wittily what a rueful Paradiso it is." --Jose Yglesias

"With extraordinary insight, [Ann Birstein] portrays men and women in their often frustrating attempts to to reach one another." --Rosalyn Drexler

"Women's fiction in the best sense, Ann Birstein's fourth book is a marvelously dispassionate look at her own sex... in her sharp and witty portraits of three deluded women, her touch as as deft and light as it is revealing." --PW

"A delightful original, touching, funny, gifted novel." --Francis Steegmuller

Selected Works

It's the mid-1970's, a time of political and social turmoil. Watergate is on everybody's mind, and the women's movement is the subject of much contention.
"Ann Birstein writes with such fluidity that her novel seems to end only moments after it has begun." --New York Times
"A delicious, readable memoir about the fortunes of a beautiful, intelligent woman in an era when beautiful, intelligent women had no rights." --Erica Jong
"A delightful biography of the author's father." --The New Yorker