It’s 2018 in New York City, and three women all known as Mrs. Tobias—Veronika, the matriarch, her daughter-in-law Mel, and Mel’s daughter-in-law Birdie—are trying to navigate personal difficulties, some of which are with one another.Veronika and Mel, despite having little in common, are both psychotherapists who are more skilled at helping other people than solving their own problems. Birdie, still dealing with the culture shock of moving to New York City and marrying into the Tobias clan, is pushed to her limit when her husband gets into trouble. No amount of badgering from his steely grandmother, smart-mouthed mother, or disillusioned wife can convince him to own up to what he’s done. Overwhelmed, Birdie bolts—along with the couple’s young daughter—to her Midwestern hometown, hoping that space, warmth and wisdom from her own feisty grandmother will help her find a path forward. And though Birdie begins to find comfort in unexpected places—a local bookstore and the arms of her old boyfriend—her absence stirs up long simmering troubles back home forcing the Tobiases to reconsider their relationships to each other, and ultimately, what it means to be a family.
Will the three Tobias-women-by-marriage ever find themselves—and a way back to one another? A timely look at how women hold families together.
Sally Koslow is the author of THE REAL MRS.TOBIAS, a sharply funny and big-hearted multi-generational story about the deeply complicated relationships between mothers- and daughters-in-law, told through three women who marry into the same family. This novel will be published by Harper Perennial in September 2022.
Sally's previous novels include ANOTHER SIDE OF PARADISE, also published in France and Bulgaria. Called "stylish, vibrant and colorful" by Kirkus Reviews and "intoxicating" by Publisher's Weekly, this book explores the turbulent love affair of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham, a gossip columnist during Hollywood's golden era. Koslow has been a featured speaker at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society's annual conference held in Toulouse, France,
Sally's second novel, THE LATE, LAMENTED MOLLY MARX, became an international bestseller as well as a Book Pick by Target, who selected her third novel, WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE, as an Emerging Writer Book. THE WIDOW WALTZ, her fourth novel, was praised by Library Journal, calling it "page-turning" and "well-written."Her debut novel, LITTLE PINK SLIPS, was inspired by her long career as the editor-in-chief of iconic McCall's Magazine. Her books have been published in fifteen countries. All are available on Kindle as well as audiobooks. She is also the author of one non-fiction book, SLOUCHING TOWARD ADULTHOOD.
Sally has contributed essays and articles to numerous anthologies, magazines, newspapers, and websites, including The New York Times, O the Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, More, The Boston Globe, Good Housekeeping, The Forward, AARP Magazine, The Ethel, Woman's Day, Redbook, Mademoiselle, Reader's Digest and many more. She works independently with aspiring writers to help them polish their manuscripts and book proposals.
To arrange a book club visit or speaking engagment, inquire about independent writing coaching, or just to say hello, please contact Sally via her website: www.sallykoslow.com, on Twitter: @sallykoslow, through her Facebook Author Page, that she hopes you'll "like," and as spkoslow on Instagram.
Sally lives in Manhattan but humbly brags that she is from Fargo, North Dakota. She is an honors graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she met her husband. They are the proud parents of two sons.