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JBC Bookshelf: Valentine’s Day Edition

Friday, February 11, 2011| Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Today, I diverge from my usual listing of newbies on my desk and bring you a list of outstanding Jewish books that contemplate love in all of its forms (albeit a few days early). And, in honor of the JBC’s upcoming trip to Israel for Jerusalem International Book Fair, you’ll find a healthy dose of Hebrew literature in the mix. Anything to add? Comment and let me know:

The History of Love, Nicole Krauss (2005, W. W. Norton)

A Tale of Love and Darkness, Amos Oz; Nicholas de Lange, trans. (2004, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart (2010, Random House)

See Under: LOVE, David Grossman; Betsy Rosenberg, trans. (1989, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

The Love of Elspeth Baker, Myron S. Kaufmann (1982, Arbor House)

Poems of Jerusalem and Love Poems , Yehuda Amichai; Harold Schimmel and Assia Gutmann, trans. (1992, Sheep Meadow)



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