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The Family Tabor

by Cherise Wolas

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The Family Tabor by Cherise Wolas
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2018
    400 pages
    Genre: Novels

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  • Sue D. (Hudsonville, MI)


    Another Triumph
    Cherise Wolas follows The Resurrection of Joan Ashby with another wonderfully written novel. I was engaged from page one to the end with this family's secrets, past and present. The characters are well drawn and true to life. I love this author's way with words.
  • Martha S. (Mentor, OH)


    The Family Tabor
    The Family Tabor tells a story about individual family lives, the perceptions vs reality and what remains private. The Father is being honored for his work in the community helping others. He feels, as does his family feel, that this honor is due to "a life well lived". This is a privileged family, but from where and how did that privilege come to their family? At times, the family members seem to want what the others have, parents and siblings. These are complicated relationships. Religion plays a part and is a continuous thread in the story. Initially, I had a hard time "getting into" the book, but after a few chapters, I was hooked. The ending is surprising and stayed with me for a while. Harry, I wish I knew you.
  • Ardis C. (La Habra Hts., CA)


    The Family Tabor
    I enjoyed Cherise Wolas' novel. The characters were well developed in a very sensitive way. I found it interesting that for a very close family, each one has a secret, except for Roma.
  • Christine B. (Scottsdale, AZ)


    don't miss this book
    This is an exquisite, poignant and soul searching read. Each member of the Family Tabor is so thoughtfully and thoroughly rendered that I felt that I was living with them as an interested bystander who wanted to be a part of their family. The secrets they each had and how carefully they kept them hidden were beautifully defined.
    But, ultimately, it was the why of those secrets that bound them all together and changed each of them in ways they never imagined. I am so looking forward to having my book club read this because I think the discussion could go on for days!! Thank you so much for letting me read and enjoy this book.
  • Sherilyn R. (St George, UT)


    A family saga for the introspective reader
    This is a family saga written from the perspective of the individual parents and their three adult children. Their lives and deepest secrets are laid bare. In the telling we learn much about life choices and their consequences, the impact of even the smallest of lies on our relationships, and the destructiveness of self deception.

    This is a book that plumbs the richness of our inner lives. I loved the writing, loved the book. Cherise Wolas is an author to remember and to follow. Would certainly recommend this book for a serious introspective reader.
  • Gwen C. (Clearfield, PA)


    The Family Tabor
    Cherise Wolas has done it again. Her strong, evocative writing immediately pulled me in. The Family Tabor explores the paths Harry, Roma, Phoebe, Camille and Simons' lives are taking…and the paths they NEED to take. Memory suppression, avoiding acknowledging an inner hunger, presenting a less than true self to family members – so much is tackled and obtained in this book. Wolas has an in depth understanding of human nature. In addition, I learned much about the Jewish religion and child psychology. Kudos…and I enjoyed the nod to her first book in Phoebe's reading material.
  • Portia A. (Monroe Township, NJ)


    The heart of family
    I found this story meaningful. Truth, lies and evasions mixed together to form a very human family. Mother, father, sisters and brother each have their own part. Read it, enjoy it and think about what you read. I believe you will be glad you did.

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