Tara Ison


TARA ISON is the author of the novels The List; A Child Out of Alcatraz, a finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Rockaway, selected as a 2013 Best Books of Summer by O, The Oprah Magazine; and the essay collection Reeling Through Life. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Tin HouseThe Kenyon Review, Nerve.com, Publishers Weekly, and numerous anthologies. She is the coauthor of the cult film Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead.



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In Rockaway's narrative passages Ms. Ison's prose style is lovely and in places lyrical...[Sarah] is an engagingly complex character readers will hope to see more of.. — New York Journal of Books

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