Special JCCV Live Webinar on Monday, March 27th – Register Now

A free one-hour live webinar on Monday, March 27th at 10:00 am Pacific Time.

Tara Ison Book Presentation of At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf

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At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf is the story of a Jewish child in WWII Vichy France forced to live “in hiding” as a Catholic orphan. The novel explores questions of identity and survival, and the influence of anti-Semitic, Fascist, and extremist ideologies.

Reception for the novel has been terrific – “Recommended Reading Winter 2023” from the Jewish Book Council, and recent starred reviews from Kirkus and from Foreward:

Tara Ison (https://taraison.com/) is the award-winning author of the novels A Child out of Alcatraz, The List, and Rockaway; the short story collection Ball, and the essay collection Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies.

Her short fiction, essays, poetry and book reviews have appeared in Tin House, O, The Oprah Magazine, Salon, Electric Literature, The Kenyon Review, The Rumpus, Nerve.com, Black Clock, TriQuarterly, PMS: poemmemoirstory, Publisher’s Weekly, The Week magazine, The Mississippi Review, LA Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, the San Jose Mercury News, and numerous anthologies. She is also the co-writer of the cult movie Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead. 

She is the recipient of 2020 and 2008 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships and a 2008 COLA Individual Artist Grant, as well as multiple Yaddo fellowships, a fellowship at Hawthornden Castle in Scotland, a Rotary Foundation Scholarship for International Study, a Brandeis National Women’s Committee Award, a Thurber House Fiction Writer-in-Residence Fellowship, the Simon Blattner Fellowship from Northwestern University, and a California Arts Council Artists’ Fellowship Award. She received her MFA in Fiction & Literature from Bennington College. She has taught creative writing at Washington University in St. Louis, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Goddard College, Antioch University Los Angeles, and UC Riverside Palm Desert’s MFA in Creative Writing program. She is currently Professor of Fiction at Arizona State University.

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