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Cherise Wolas

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Cherise Wolas’s debut novel, The Resurrection of Joan Ashby, was called “breathtaking” by Library Journal and Booklist, a “powerhouse debut novel,” by Entertainment Weekly, “extraordinary” by the Daily Mail, UK, and “completely captivating,” by BookPage. It was longlisted for the 2018 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Debut Fiction Prize, named a NYT Editor’s Choice, an Indie Next Great Read, and a Best Novel, Best Debut Novel, and Top 10 First Novel by various outlets. Already published in the UK, it is being translated into several foreign languages. Her second novel publishes in July 2018. The Family Tabor is “a piercing and multilayered portrayal,” (Publishers Weekly), “brilliantly executed” (ABA Indie Next List), “compelling” (Jewish Week), with “gorgeous intensity” (Library Journal) and “gorgeous writing” (Booklist). The Family Tabor has been named an Indie Next Great Read and has been optioned by Legendary Entertainment Television. She has been named one of the “11 Women to Watch in 2018” by BookPage. She is an award-winning film producer and a former lawyer. Originally from Los Angeles, she lives in New York with her husband.

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