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 hasnt been sleeping through the night, Camille cant 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 doesnt 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 sin...
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The Family Tabor Reviews
The Family Tabor is a story biblical in its depth and breadth, biblical in its metaphors, and biblical in one man’s search for atonement; atonement for the sins of his father.
On the night Harry Tabor is to receive the honor of Palm Springs Man of the Decade, ge disappears, having just recently begun a conversation with either God or his own conscience and subconscious. The entire family, wife, Roma, daughters Phoebe and Camille, and son Simon, his wife, Elena, and adorable daughters Lucy and Isa ...more
I've sung (and still sing) the praises of Cherise Wolas' 2017 debut novel, The Resurrection of Joan Ashby whenever I can, and I'm happy to announce that her follow-up novel features her signature style and plenty of interesting, lovably flawed characters. The Family Tabor is not as impactful as Joan, perhaps because it is shorter and because its 370 pages are shared upon a family of protagonists instead of only one. Yet it was easy to become entranced with the Tabors and their many secrets. And ...more
***Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of THE FAMILY TABOR by Cherise Wolas in exchange for my honest review.***
Harry Tabor is about to receive a Man of the Decade award with his wife and three adult children in attendance. Each is harboring secrets.
I wish I had more positive comments about Cherise Wolas’s latest novel. I’m not a fan of literary fiction with more backstory than story. THE FAMILY TABOR is probably a better book than my enjoyment of it. The charac ...more
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Actual rating: 4.5 stars, rounded up.
This was such a beautiful, heartbreaking story.
Wolas once again made me feel deeply for people comprised of ink, who have never and will never draw breath in reality. I’ve never come across another author who has quite her way with presenting the inner thoughts of a fictional character in such a moving, gripping fashion. I feel like I know the Tabors more intimately than many of the flesh and blood people in ...more
Oh I loved this so much - a completely believable family, each with their own story and secrets.
I'm a huge fan of The Resurrection of Joan Ashby and though people might think this is the same Tabor family from that book - it's not - just the names remain the same, and even Joan gets a nod that made me smile.
I really felt I was in Palm Springs with the family - and in all the other places that each came from to reunite as adult siblings and parents. The perceptiveness of the descriptions of the s ...more
The Tabor Family is a family of five. Harry is 70 years old and dedicates his life to charitable work, his wife Roma a respected psychologist, Phoebe a lawyer, Camille a successful anthropologist, and Simon is also lawyer. Simon’s wife and two children are joining the gathering in Palm Springs to honor their father, Harry, for Man of the Decade.
This is a well to do family, but success doesn’t guarantee happiness. Each member of this family is harboring secrets. The secrets that Phoebe and Camill ...more
Some books feel too heavy. This was one of them. Where you can't see the story for all the muck hiding it.
Thank you to publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it.
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I have not made my love for Wolas’s debut novel, The Resurrection of Joan Ashby, a secret. It is a brilliant literary work that deserves its comparisons to pillars like Irving, McCullers, Capote, Didion. But it also stands alone and shines with a unique voice—so unlike anything I’ve read before not only in story, but in character, strength of the vision that is created on the page, and sheer enormity of the tangible world and ...more