Ann Pearlman

Ann Pearlman, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Nominee, is the author of Infidelity: A Memoir, The Christmas Cookie Club, and The Christmas Cookie Cookbook. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Books by this Author

A Gift for My Sister
The Christmas Cookie Club
The Christmas Cookie Cookbook


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Follow your bliss, but consider others.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. What you regret is a great teacher. That knowledge erases regrets.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Pet peeve-- people who are very late or always changing meeting times. Really a problem for me: lying.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. We're all works in progress

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. art and being a psychotherapist

Author Voices

November 04, 2011

Shortly after the 2011 new year, I received an email from Michelle, the director of a Hospice in a North Adelaide, South Australia. A new cookie club, inspired by the novel, brought cookies to the hospice. “A lady by the name of Carole and her cookie club friends shared with us an amazing gesture, delivering to our 16 bed facility copious beautifully home baked and decorated jars of cookies, slices and other delights. I cannot even begin to tell you the impact this had on our patients,” Michelle wrote. She snapped photos of her patients receiving the cookies and planned to write about the event in the hospice Newsletter. I asked her if I... see more

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