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JBC Bookshelf: Icy Day Edition

Wednesday, February 02, 2011 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Gosh, it never ends. But, bad weather = more time to read, so we’re not complaining too much! On the book award front–Cynthia Ozick and David Grossman will both be attending the National Jewish Book Awards on March 9th, so come on out to see them. The ceremony begins at 8:00PM at the Center for Jewish History, and space is limited! In other news, spring books are flowing into our office and authors are about to begin to register for our 2011-2012 NETWORK tours, so we’ll have a lot of new books to share with you…bloggers to blog…and books to review.

Today’s lit picks from the desk:


The Oracle of Stamboul: A Novel, Michael David Lukas (February 2011, Harper)
Michael will be blogging for us the week of February 14th, so be on the look out…


Mr. Funny Pants, Michael Showalter (February 2011, Grand Central)                   Writer of one of the greatest movies of all time, Wet Hot American Summer.



Heart of the City: Nine Stories of Love and Serendipity on the Streets of New York, Ariel Sabar (February, 2011)
Ariel’s first book, My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq, is a favorite of the JBC team


Modern Jewish Literatures: Intersections and Boundaries , Sheila E. Jelen, Michael P. Kramer, and L. Scott Lerner (December 2010, University of Pennsylvania Press)
Read an excerpt here.