The Resurrection Of Joan Ashby

Author: Cherise Wolas
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250081440
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Longlisted for 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award Longlisted for 2018 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction Kirkus Reviews’s Best Fiction of 2017 Kirkus Reviews’s Best Debut Novels of 2017 Booklist’s Top 10 First Novels: 2017 The New York Times Book Review’s Editors’ Choice Indie Next Pick for September 2017 Kirkus Reviews’s 13 Fiction Debuts & Breakthroughs That Live Up to the Hype Bustle’s 9 Fall Book Debuts By Women You’re Going To Want To Read Immediately Nantucket Magazine’s 7 for September 2017 Kirkus Reviews’s 9 Excellent Reads for Labor Day Weekend Entertainment Weekly’s Thirteen Books to Read in August San Diego Magazine’s Your Book Shelf: 5 Books to Read in August “[A] stunning debut...reminds me of my most favorite authors: J.D. Salinger, Carson McCullers, Truman Capote, Joan Didion.” —A.M. Homes I viewed the consumptive nature of love as a threat to serious women. But the wonderful man I just married believes as I do—work is paramount, absolutely no children—and now love seems to me quite marvelous. These words are spoken to a rapturous audience by Joan Ashby, a brilliant and intense literary sensation acclaimed for her explosively dark and singular stories. When Joan finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she is stunned by Martin’s delight, his instant betrayal of their pact. She makes a fateful, selfless decision then, to embrace her unintentional family. Challenged by raising two precocious sons, it is decades before she finally completes her masterpiece novel. Poised to reclaim the spotlight, to resume the intended life she gave up for love, a betrayal of Shakespearean proportion forces her to question every choice she has made. Epic, propulsive, incredibly ambitious, and dazzlingly written, The Resurrection of Joan Ashby is a story about sacrifice and motherhood, the burdens of expectation and genius. Cherise Wolas’s gorgeous debut introduces an indelible heroine candid about her struggles and unapologetic in her ambition.

The Family Tabor

Author: Cherise Wolas
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250081467
Size: 47.31 MB
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“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.” —The New York Times Book Review The Family Tabor, the new novel from Cherise Wolas, acclaimed author of The Resurrection of Joan Ashby 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.

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Author: Ann Evory
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780810300385
Size: 17.61 MB
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