Book Spotlight On “The Family Tabor” By Cherise Wolas @Flatironbooks
Harry Tabor is about to be named Man of the Decade, a distinction that feels like the culmination of a life well lived. Gathering together in Palm Springs for the celebration are his wife, Roma, a distinguished child psychologist, and their children: Phoebe, a high-powered attorney; Camille, a brilliant social anthropologist; and Simon, a big-firm lawyer, who brings his glamorous wife and two young daughters.
But immediately, cracks begin to appear in this smooth facade: Simon hasn’t been sleeping through the night, Camille can’t decide what to do with her life, and Phoebe is a little too cagey about her new boyfriend. Roma knows her children are hiding things. What she doesn’t know, what none of them know, is that Harry is suddenly haunted by the long-buried secret that drove him, decades ago, to relocate his young family to the California desert. As the ceremony nears, the family members are forced to confront the falsehoods upon which their lives are built.
Set over the course of a single weekend, and deftly alternating between the five Tabors, this provocative, gorgeously rendered novel reckons with the nature of the stories we tell ourselves and our family and the price we pay for second chances. (From Goodreads)
About The Author- Cherise Wolas’ acclaimed debut novel, THE RESURRECTION OF JOAN ASHBY, was a PEN/Debut Fiction Prize longlist selection, named a 2017 Best Novel and Best Debut Novel by Kirkus Reviews, a Top 10 First Novel of 2017 by Booklist, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, an Indie Next Great Reads pick, a Bookbrowse Editor’s Choice, among other accolades, and received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Huffington Post, etc. Published in the US by Flatiron Books, in the UK by The Borough Press, it is forthcoming in France, Israel, Turkey, Poland, and other countries. Now also available in paperback in the US and UK.
BookPage named her one of the “11 Women to Watch in 2018.”
Her second novel, THE FAMILY TABOR, a #1 New Release in Jewish Literature on Amazon, was published in the US on July 17, and will be published in the UK on August 9, 2018.
She has a BFA and a JD, was a feature film and television story editor and development executive, practiced law in California and New York, and founded a film company where she acquired stories, novels, and scripts, and produced movies.
She lives in New York City with her husband and a feline named Henry who thinks he’s a dog. She’s working on a new novel.