Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Medical thriller with an abundance of preaching—and a blessed lack of typical plot machinations.The Big Issue in Braver's second novel (after Elixir, 2000) is the obsession of the upper classes with hyper-performing children and the tendency to push them too far. The subjects are an upwardly mobile Massachusetts couple, Martin and Rachel Whitman, who have a delightful six-year-old named Dylan ... Read full review

Review: Gray Matter

Editorial Review - - Roberta O'Hara

In an age when biotechnology seems to be on the verge of offering prospective parents every possible option, Gary Braver (pen name for Northeastern University English Professor Gary Goshgarian) has written a novel about the aftermath of choice. Like its predecessor, ELIXIR, GRAY MATTER treads on ground fraught with ethical dilemma in the face of overwhelming temptation. Rachel Whitman and her ... Read full review

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