Rx: “The Family Tabor”
Prescribed by: Cherise Wolas
Prescribed for: Anyone who appreciates solid literary fiction and feels there is more to the notion that “only the good die young” than one might think.
Side Effects: Introspection; may result in an impromptu road trip to Palm Springs.
A truly engrossing, character-rich novel just in time for Father’s Day. Beautifully written and told from multiple points of view as each member of the Tabor family confronts their inner demons and comes to terms with what they truly want from their lives and from each other. Set in Palm Springs, CA, the location is just as much a part of the story as the human characters. This is the ideal summer read.
Directions: Harry Tabor’s family is gathering at his estate in Palm Springs to help him celebrate his “Man of the Decade” award. While his lovely wife and charming and successful children are gearing up to make this weekend one Harry will never forget, Harry himself is falling apart. His life well-lived has been built on a lie and that lie could just be the end of the Tabor family and their idyllic existence. But does anyone ever really know their family members and what drives them? Outward appearances can be incredibly deceiving and nothing in the Tabor family is as it seems. This novel will resonate long after you’ve finished reading it.
Special Instructions: Take with cool drinks and light eats.
Sparkling Pineapple Lemonade
Pear Naan Pizza with Honey Whipped Goat Cheese