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The Sisters of the Winter Wood

(2018)
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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

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Rossner weaves an elegant tapestry of the love between sisters, the value of faith and family, and knowing one's true friends in times of peril." - J Kathleen Cheney

"This dark fairy tale about sisterly love and Jewish strength and courage, set against the backdrop of a deep and deadly winter forest, will haunt me for a long time. A powerful, emotional debut." - Julie C Dao

"Mixes fairy tale, poetry, history, and heart to create an enchanting and mesmerizing tale of sisterly love. I adored this book!" - Sarah Beth Durst

"A graceful, poetic, deeply moving novel. Its characters are fantastical and yet essentially human, bound by ambition and desire, fear and prejudice, but above all, love in all its forms . . . a simply gorgeous book in every sense." - Louisa Morgan

"Fairy tales, folklore, and poetry make an intoxicating brew in The Sisters of the Winter Wood, a luminous debut by an exciting new talent." - Ilana C Myer

"THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD is a deeply moving story of sisterly love, steeped in the rich tradition of Jewish folklore. Atmospheric and enchanting, it's sure to delight fans of Naomi Novik's UPROOTED." - Lana Popovic

"An enthralling debut." - Lavie Tidhar


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Used availability for Rena Rossner's The Sisters of the Winter Wood

Hardback Editions

September 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Sisters of the Winter Wood
Author(s): Rena Rossner
ISBN: 0-356-51143-X / 978-0-356-51143-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sisters of the Winter Wood
Author(s): Rena Rossner
ISBN: 0-316-48325-7 / 978-0-316-48325-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Redhook
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sisters of the Winter Wood
Author(s): Rena Rossner
ISBN: 0-316-48336-2 / 978-0-316-48336-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Redhook
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June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sisters of the Winter Wood
Author(s): Rena Rossner
ISBN: 0-356-51145-6 / 978-0-356-51145-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sisters of the Winter Wood
Author(s): Rena Rossner
ISBN: 0-356-51144-8 / 978-0-356-51144-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sisters of the Winter Wood
Author(s): Rena Rossner
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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September 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Sisters of the Winter Wood
Author(s): Rena Rossner
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Sisters of the Winter Wood
Author(s): Rena Rossner
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sisters of the Winter Wood
Author(s): Rena Rossner
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   


September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Sisters of the Winter Wood
Author(s): Rena Rossner
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Sisters of the Winter Wood
Author(s): Rena Rossner
Publisher: Redhook
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September 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sisters of the Winter Wood
Author(s): Rena Rossner
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU