Whether fiction or non-fiction, whether revealing the lives of middle class women in Midwestern America or Crip gang members in Southcentral LA, Ann’s books explore the human spirit of endurance, hunger to thrive, and capacity for joy.
Ann Pearlman’s new novel, A Gift For My Sister, is a fast paced, riveting page turner that poses the larger questions of where did I come from, how did I become me, and how do we form a family. Set in a backdrop as vast as a continent, and diverse as plush beach condos, inner city Detroit,… Read more
Every year at Christmastime, Marnie and her closest girlfriends mark their calendars for a cookie exchange. Everyone brings homemade cookies and a bottle of wine to share, but this year, it’s their stories that are especially important—the passion and hopefulness of new romance, the betrayal and disillusionment some relationships bring, the joys and fears of… Read more
Attending a cookie exchange, hosted by my friend Marybeth Bayer, inspired the setting for my first novel, The Christmas Cookie Club. Since we love our cookie exchange so much, Marybeth and I wrote a book to help you start your own. That’s how The Christmas Cookie Cookbook: All the Rules and Delicious Recipes To Start Your Own… Read more
The situation with the birth and launch of Inside the Crips is so complicated and dramatic it deserves a book on its own. My agent put Colton Simpson and me together to write his story. So why did I, a white, middle aged, middle class, woman living in middle America write a book on the life of… Read more
Ann Pearlman’s Infidelity is the true story of the devastating effects of marital betrayal on three generations of American women: her grandmother, her mother and herself. In seamless prose and a mesmerizing voice, the author paints rich scenes moving characters across the span of the twentieth century. Ann Pearlman mines a universal vein in her bluntly honest… Read more
Married people, it had been assumed, had their sexual lives under control and are either completely satisfied with their sex lives or totally non-sexual having given up such distractions for thick mystery novels or an extra hour of sleep. But in Keep the Home Fires Burning Pearlman (Hinton) says it’ time married couples realized the importance that… Read more