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The Family Tabor

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What to expect

‘Hypnotic’ Chicago Review of Books


‘Rich, complex … vivid’ New York Times Book Review


‘Compelling’ Jewish Week

Everything is fine. Everyone is fine.

Harry Tabor should be perfectly happy: he’s about to be named Man of the Decade, his wife and children are all distinguished in their own right and they’ve reunited in Palm Springs to celebrate Harry’s achievement.

But almost immediately, cracks begin to appear. All of them have something to hide, including the long-buried secret that made Harry relocate the family so many years ago – and eventually they have to face the truth… don’t they?

Critics Review

  • ‘[Wolas] writes with gorgeous intensity’ Library Journal, Starred Review

    ‘Intriguing…Wolas illuminates the rich, complex histories of the older Tabor generations, when they were Tabornikovs, and the sense of loyalty to one’s family history is so vivid in the novel it is practically its own character’ New York Times Book Review

    ‘A hypnotic generational saga’ Chicago Review of Books

    ‘In this compelling story, luck, like love, can be elusive, ever-present and lost’ Jewish Week

    ‘Brace yourself for prose that is confident and prickly, and characters that are complex and problematic’ The Toronto Star

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