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JBC Bookshelf: Series, Art, and Fiction

Tuesday, December 06, 2011| Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

It seems like every time I work through the books on my desk a new stack magically appears...

As you can see from the highlights (from the stack) below, two of our favorite Jewish series (Jewish Encounters (Schocken Books/Nextbook Press) and Jewish Lives (Yale University Press)) continue to grow as they continue to address interesting figures and topics in Jewish history in 2012. And, while you wait for the latest in fiction and Jewish series, check out the Visual Art books below--they make wonderful Chanukah gifts!

The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde, Janet Bishop, et al. (June 2011, Yale University Press)

Find out more about the Steins by watching these videos

Gay Block: About Love: Photographs and Films 1973-2011, Anne Wilkes Tucker (September 2011, Radius Books)
View sample photographs from the book here

50 Jewish Artists You Should Know, Edward van Voolen (October 2011, Presetel Publishing)
The latest addition to the You Should Know series

The Street Sweeper, Elliot Perlman (January 2012, Riverhead Books) 
Watch an interview with Perlman on his latest book

Walther Rathenau: Weimar's Fallen Statesman, Shulamit Volkov (January 2012, Yale University Press)
Served as Foreign Ministry of Germany during the Weimar Republic before he was assassinated in June 1922

When General Grant Expelled the Jews, Jonathan Sarna (March 2012, Schocken Books/Nextbook Press)
Check out these events throughout the spring to hear Sarna discuss his latest work




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