The Sisters of the Winter Wood

The Sisters of the Winter Wood

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Captivating and boldly imaginative, with a tale of sisterhood at its heart, Rena Rossner's debut fantasy invites you to enter a world filled with magic, folklore, and the dangers of the woods. *Publishers Weekly: Best Book of 2018: SF/Fantasy/Horror
*BookPage: Best Book of 2018: Science Fiction & Fantasy "With luscious and hypnotic prose, Rena Rossner tells a gripping, powerful story of family, sisterhood, and two young women trying to find their way in the world." -- Madeline Miller, bestselling author of Circe In a remote village surrounded by vast forests on the border of Moldova and Ukraine, sisters Liba and Laya have been raised on the honeyed scent of their Mami's babka and the low rumble of their Tati's prayers. But when a troupe of mysterious men arrives, Laya falls under their spell -- despite their mother's warning to be wary of strangers. And this is not the only danger lurking in the woods. As dark forces close in on their village, Liba and Laya discover a family secret passed down through generations. Faced with a magical heritage they never knew existed, the sisters realize the old fairy tales are true. . .and could save them all. Discover a magical tale of secrets, heritage, and fairy tales weaving through history that will enchant readers of The Bear and the Nightingale, Uprooted and The Golem and the Jinni. Praise for The Sisters of the Winter Wood: "Intricately crafted, gorgeously rendered. . .full of heart, history, and enchantment." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A richly detailed story of Jewish identity and sisterhood. . . Ambitious and surprising." --Kirkus For more from Rena Rossner, check out The Light of the Midnight Stars.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 43.18mm | 725.75g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0316483257
  • 9780316483254
  • 1,603,818

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A compelling narrative in a magical setting that felt completely real, and the complex characters and plot twists enticed me to keep turning the pages.--Historical Novel Society
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About Rena Rossner

Rena Rossner lives in Israel, where she works as a literary agent. All eight of her great grandparents immigrated to America to escape the pogroms, from towns like Dubossary and Kupel. It is their story, together with her love of Jewish mythology and fantasy, which inspired her to write her debut novel, The Sisters of the Winter Wood.
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5,272 ratings
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4 34% (1,775)
3 33% (1,733)
2 11% (595)
1 4% (189)
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