Post­ed by Nat Bernstein

As we await the release of Sami Rohr Prize final­ist Elisa Albert’s forth­com­ing nov­el, the new­ly unveiled book cov­er for the British edi­tion of After Birth was sent to the Jew­ish Book Coun­cil in the last week, and it’s a winner:

Elisa Albert is the author of The Book of Dahlia: A Nov­el and How Is This Night Dif­fer­ent?, a col­lec­tion of short sto­ries cir­cling around Jew­ish hol­i­days and rites of pas­sage. Through the nar­ra­tive of a new moth­er striv­ing to befriend and aid a tran­sient, trendy neigh­bor in her sleepy col­lege town, After Birth, due out in Feb­ru­ary from Houghton Mif­flin Har­court, explores the chal­lenges of first-time par­ent­ing and post­par­tum depres­sion, inter­faith mar­riage, and the sec­ond-hand trau­ma of the chil­dren and grand­chil­dren of Holo­caust sur­vivors. And yes, breast­feed­ing fea­tures heavily. 

If you’re in the New York area, come out to hear Elisa Albert speak about After Birth at our new lit­er­ary series Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Con­ver­sa­tion.

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Nat Bern­stein is the for­mer Man­ag­er of Dig­i­tal Con­tent & Media, JBC Net­work Coor­di­na­tor, and Con­tribut­ing Edi­tor at the Jew­ish Book Coun­cil and a grad­u­ate of Hamp­shire College.