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, that inspired her to write her debut The Sisters of the Winter Wood.
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. I gulped it down! - Madeline Miller, award-winning author of SONG OF ACHILLES and CIRCEAn incredible achievement - a rich literary fairytale . . . The kind of book that Neil Gaiman and Naomi Novik might have cooked up together, it's far too easy to get lost in the forests between the pages and disappear for days on end - Robert Dinsdale, author of THE TOYMAKERSMixes fairy tale, poetry, history, and heart to create an enchanting and mesmerizing tale of sisterly love. I adored this book! - Sarah Beth Durst, award-winning author of The Queens of Renthia series[An] intricately crafted, gorgeously rendered debut . . . Full of heart, history, and enchantment - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)A graceful, poetic, deeply moving novel . . . a simply gorgeous book in every sense - Louisa Morgan, author of A SECRET HISTORY OF WITCHES