"The List is one fast-paced, word-drunk, film-obsessed, sidesplitting roller-coaster: a screwball comedy, an anti-romance romance, the quintessential L.A. novel. Ison is some kind of genius."
– Brad Kessler, author of Birds in Fall
"The List is both wise and wicked about love: why it lasts or doesn't, and what's to be done about it. Tara Ison limns her characters' choices with dark precision and wit."
– Meg Wolitzer, author of The Position and The Wife
"The List is visceral, honest, and intensely readable; Ison builds two complex, memorable characters, and then embraces their layers and contradictions, both alone and together. A highly enjoyable book."
– Aimee Bender, author of Willful Creatures and The Girl in the Flammable Skirt
"A searing portrait of an American family . . . memorable."
"A sad, often beautiful novel . . . provocative."
– The Boston Book Review
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Tara Ison, whose first novel, A Child Out of Alcatraz, was a finalist for the 1997 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best First Fiction, traverses the incredibly rich psychological territory of a doomed love affair. The List is a stunning portrait of a couple on the brink.