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Ayelet Waldman

USA flag (b.1964)
Wife of Michael Chabon

Ayelet Waldman is a Harvard Law School graduate and former public defender who is now a stay-at-home mom. She currently lives with her writer-husband Michael Chabon and their three children.

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Literary Fiction
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
   Bad Mother (2009)
   Women Inside (2011) (with Robin Levi)
   Ayelet Waldman Quotes (2016)
   Inside This Place, Not of It (2016) (with Robin Levi and Voice of Witness)
   A Really Good Day (2017)
   Kingdom of Olives and Ash (2017) (with Michael Chabon)
Ayelet Waldman recommends
Family Business (2006)
(Port Silva, book 9)
Janet LaPierre
"Another terrific Port Silva mystery, with a trademark intricate plot, fascinating characters, and above all, marvelous prose. She takes on complicated contemporary issues with aplomb."
The Taste of Salt (2011)
Martha Southgate
"A haunting novel about the ways we hurt and are hurt by the people we love most in the world, and about how, despite that, we find solace in their love."
The Red Book (2012)
Deborah Copaken Kogan
"I gobbled up The Red Book in two days, ignoring my work, my family, my life, so immersed was I in the lives of the people Deborah Copaken Kogan has so masterfully brought to life. Kogan's eye is at once wry and empathetic, and the book is a delight."
The Rosie Project (2013)
(Don Tillman, book 1)
Graeme Simsion
"With the demands of children and work, it’s rare that I find myself so caught up in a novel that I literally cannot put it down—not for food nor for conversation nor even for sleep. Charming and delightful, I was so enamored of The Rosie Project that I read it in a single, marathon sitting."
The Stolen Child (2017)
Lisa Carey
"A piercing exploration of regret and desire, longing and love. It is a gorgeously written, inventive, and compelling novel."
Dodging and Burning (2018)
John Copenhaver
"Dodging and Burning is a beautifully rendered coming of age story, a compelling exploration of a young man's struggle with his sexual identity amid the evils of war, and an impeccably executed crime novel that keeps you guessing and ultimately strikes a deep and resounding emotional cord."
The Magnificent Esme Wells (2018)
Adrienne Sharp
"This lovely novel, alternately dark and funny, is a powerful examination of both the nature of love and the will to survive."
Meadowlark (2020)
Melanie Abrams
"I picked up this riveting novel one morning, and by the time I looked up—gasping at the explosive, inevitable ending—it was late afternoon. Call in sick, get a babysitter, clear the day, because once you pick up Meadowlark, you won’t be able to put it down until the very last astonishing page."
My Government Means to Kill Me (2022)
Rasheed Newson
"Hilarious, heartbreaking, and sexy as all get out."

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