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JBC Bookshelf: Fairy Tales, Noir, Translations, Cooking

Friday, June 22, 2012 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

In case you haven't been following us on Twitter (or FB), we posted the 2012 National Jewish Book Award guidelines earlier this week. They can be found here. This year's deadline is October 5th. Any questions? Let us know.

And, here's a date you can look forward to sooner: June 27th. If you haven't already RSVPed to our event with Rich Cohen and Vol. 1 Brooklyn, you better click here right away.

Over the last several weeks, JBCers have not only been soaking up (lots of) sun, but also this year's crop of Network books (full listing will be made public in August). We're reading furiously to decide who will blog, who will be reviewed, and who will find themselves as a book cover of the week. But, even while we're enjoying our summer reads, we can't help but look around the corner to fall, a season which brings Jewish book fairs, and plenty of other reasons to curl up with a book (think: fall day in the park). Need more convincing? We have six good reasons right here:

Canvas, Benjamin Stein; Brian Zumhagen, trans. (September 2012, Open Letter Books)
Read more about this title over at the Three Perecent blog (includes a video)

Cooking from the Heart, Gaye Weeden and Hayley Smorgon (September 2012, Hardie Grant Books)
Find sample recipes here

Am I a Jew?: Lost Tribes, Lapsed Jews, and One Man's Search for Himself, Theodore Ross (September 2012, Hudson Street Press)
Read an excerpt from the book here and stay tuned for guest blog posts from Theodore for the Visiting Scribe the week of September 24th

Block 11, Piero degli Antoni (October 2012, St. Martin's Press)
High-concept noir set in Auschwitz dealing with secrecy and betrayal, guilt and forgiveness, and selfishness and sacrifice

Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook, Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple; Sima Elizabeth Shefrin, illus. (October 2012, Interlink Publishing)
Whet your appetite this summer with Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook for Young Readers and Eaters

Kin, Dror Burstein; Dalya Bilu, trans. (November 2012, Dalkey Archive Press)
Check out other titles from Dalkey Archive Press's Hebrew Literature series here