Jill Eisenstadt – Favorite Books


One of America’s great literary voices, author Jill Eisenstadt, recently provided us with a list of ten of her favorite books, which you can find below.  Eisenstadt is the author of three critically acclaimed novels: From Rockaway, Kiss Out, and Swell.  Following the initial publication of From Rockaway in 1987 (reissued in 2017), Eisenstadt was declared by the media as a member of the revered “Literary Brat Pack,” comprised of several young authors, including Bret Easton Ellis,  who were lauded as the new faces of American literature.  Along with her sister, director Debra Eisenstadt, Jill served as co-writer and co-producer of the 2006 feature film, The Limbo Room.  Jill has taught at the Bennington College July Programs, through Teachers & Writers Collaborative and at Eugene Lang, The New School and was an editor at BKLYN and COLUMBIA magazines. She is the recipient of a Columbia University Writing Fellowship, a National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Teacher Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fiction Grant.

For more information on a particular book, feel free to click on the associated image (via Amazon).

To the Lighthouse

Disobedience: A Novel

The Great Gatsby

The Member of the Wedding

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?



The Collected Stories

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: A Novel

We strongly recommend checking out the following novels by Eisenstadt:

From Rockaway

Kiss Out

Swell: A Novel

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