Ann Birstein

An e-book I wrote about a trip to Eastern Europe. Moving story.

My Books

Jet Lag
A trip to Eastern Europe becomes a journey to the terrible past.
Available on Amazon

Vanity Fare
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." --The New York Times

What I Saw at the Fair
"A delicious, readable memoir." --Erica Jong

The Rabbi on Forty-seventh Street
"A delightful biography of the author's father." --The New Yorker

The Last of the True Believers
"Another fine Ann Birstein novel. Acute, moving, beautifully executed." --Kirkus Reviews

American Children
"Ann Birstein writes with such fluidity that her novel seems to end only moments after it has begun." --New York Times

Dickie's List
"...A less skillful writer would have turned her bitter truths into mere jokes. She is wry; she is witty; she is coruscating on thin ice." --Lois Gould, New York Times Book Review

Summer Situations
"Everyone, men included, will like Birstein's book....Her world is altogether contemporary, her observation altogether accurate." --Diane Johnson

The Sweet Birds of Gorham
"A seriously gifted writer with a freshly minted flavor all her own." --Truman Capote

The Troublemaker
"Ann Birstein has a very bright talent." --The New Yorker

Star of Glass
Winner of the Dodd Mead Intercollegiate Literary Fellowship