Fic­tion

The Fam­i­ly Tabor

March 29, 2018

The Tabor Fam­i­ly is per­fect. But what fam­i­ly is with­out its secrets? Cherise Wolas reveals the cracks in this smooth fam­i­ly façade in her beau­ti­ful­ly writ­ten, tense­ly-plot­ted sec­ond novel.

Har­ry Tabor is about to be named Man of the Decade for a life­time devot­ed to help­ing Jews reset­tle in Amer­i­ca, and he’s excit­ed to cel­e­brate the occa­sion with those he loves most: his stun­ning­ly bril­liant wife Roma, his three incred­i­bly accom­plished chil­dren, and his two pre­co­cious grand­daugh­ters. The week­end will be a won­der­ful recog­ni­tion of a life well lived.

But on the day his fam­i­ly is set to arrive in Palm Springs, Har­ry is sud­den­ly haunt­ed by a long-buried secret, one that drove him to relo­cate his young fam­i­ly from Con­necti­cut to the desert, one he has been keep­ing even from him­self. As the week­end unfolds, Har­ry races to fig­ure out how he can rec­on­cile his past imper­fec­tions with his present tri­umph before he has to walk across that stage and accept his award. Is a life­time of gen­eros­i­ty enough to atone for one bad decision?