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March Jewish Bookshelf: The Wolf and The Woodsman by Ava Reid

March Jewish Bookshelf is here! ChiTribe aims to highlight the creativity and excellence of Jewish authors around the world. Each month we will introduce a new book that is authored by Jewish individuals or is centered on Jewish themes, concepts, and characters.


March 2022

The Wolf and The Woodsman by Ava Reid


A thought provoking, thrilling magical twist on the history of religion and politics that I couldn’t put down. In her stunningly rendered – and frankly terrifying – forbidden forests, Reid conjures the ghastliest monsters I’ve ever read, and yet never lets us forget the worst horrors are perpetuated by human hands.

S.A. Chakraborty, Bestselling Author of The Empire of Gold

From the Author’s Website

“In the vein of Naomi Novik’s New York Times bestseller Spinning Silver and Katherine Arden’s national bestseller The Bear and the Nightingale, this unforgettable debut – inspired by Hungarian history and Jewish mythology – follows a young pagan woman with hidden powers and a one-eyed captain of the Woodsmen as they form an unlikely alliance to thwart a tyrant.”


Ava Reid paints a rich and complex picture of a kingdom steeped in ancient magic, straining along the seams of religious and cultural tension. From the first page to the last, every facet and detail is beautifully wrought. Rooted in history and myth, The Wolf and the Woodsman is a powerful and haunting tale of a young woman’s will to live, of love flowering in defiance of tyranny. It will twine like a dark forest around your heart.”

Samantha Shannon, NYT Bestselling Author of The Priory of the Orange Tree

About The Author

Ava Reid was born in Manhattan and raised right across the river in Hoboken, New Jersey, but currently lives in Palo Alto. She has a degree in political science from Barnard College, focusing on religion and ethnic nationalism. 


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