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JBC Bookshelf: From B(ible) to Z(oo)

Thursday, May 17, 2012 | Permalink
Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

JBC-land is buzzing from all of the new authors and books coming out this year. We have over 250 authors signed up to tour through the Jewish Book Network, which means our offices are jammed with books we're eager to read (Network authors--can't wait to meet you in June!).  The full-list of authors will be made public in August, but in the meantime look for the Jewish Book Network badge when browsing through our new reviews.  On another note, in the coming weeks be on the lookout for an announcement about a new book club initiative launching in August. We're really excited about it and think you will be too. 

Finally, with Shavuot around the corner, it's a good time to check out our Shavuot reading list. Find it here. Now, onto the shelf...

The Guttenberg Bible: A Memoir, Steve Guttenberg (May 2012, Thomas Dunne Books)
You had us at Three Men and a Baby...

Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940, Stephen Brown and Richard R. Brettell (May 2012, Yale University Press)
New Yorkers: Check out The Jewish Museum's Edouard Vuillard exhibition running from May 4-September 23

Doreen Carvajal's search to recover her Catholic family's hidden Sephardic roots 

The Promise of Israel: Why Its Seemingly Greatest Weakness Is Actually Its Greatest Strength, Daniel Gordis (August 2012, Wiley)
Read reviews of Daniel Gordis's books on the JBC website

One Last Thing Before I Go, Jonathan Tropper (August 2012, Dutton)
Our Book Cover of the Week this week

Zoo Time: A Novel, Howard Jacobson (October 2012, Bloomsbury USA)
Read reviews of Howard Jacobson's books on the JBC website

Book Cover of the Week: One Last Thing Before I Go

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

You may remember Jonathan Tropper from his best-selling novel This is Where I Leave You (or maybe one of his other fine books).  Well, lucky for you (and us) his newest novel, One Last Thing Before I Go, will be published by Dutton in August. Oh, and look out for the movie version, as well. 

JBC Twitter Book Club Twunch and Talk

Wednesday, December 09, 2009 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

We know you’ve been sitting on twitter all day waiting for an opportunity to discuss Jewish interest titles…

So, without further ado…the JBC Twitter Book Club Twunch and Talk is here!

Our first Twunch and Talk is scheduled for Wednesday, January 13th at 12:30PM-1:00PM EST. We’ll be discussing Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You.

If you aren’t already a twitter user, please join twitter here. (Confused about Twitter all together? Visit the twitter twitorial. Follow the Jewish Book Council (@jewishbook).

On Wednesday, January 13th follow the book club conversation by searching for #JBCBooks. If you would like to actively participate, please include #JBCBooks at the end of any comments or questions you wish to contribute.

For more information, please click here.

Questions? E-mail us at or call 212-201-2920

A mini-round-up

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Jonathan Tropper (This Is Where I Leave You) on his writing process for

Publisher’s Weekly reviews Mitch Albom’s newest book Have a Little Faith.

Amazon’s Best of August

Monday, August 10, 2009 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Two Network authors are being featured on Amazon’s August Best Books of the Month!

Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You
Benjamin Moser’s Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector (stay tuned for blog posts from Ben Moser the week of August 24th)

To view the full list, please visit here.