Post­ed by Nao­mi Fire­stone-Teeter

While you can prob­a­bly only snag a few of these before Labor Day (Sweet Like Sug­arThe Book of LifeThe Emper­or of Lies), the rest should keep you busy through the fall (non-fic­tion ver­sion to fol­low next week). For you fast read­ers, we’ll post more fic­tion lists through­out the sea­son. Are you a book pro­gram­mer inter­est­ed in bring­ing in any of these authors to your com­mu­ni­ty? If so, all of the below authors, except Amos Oz and Ned Beau­man, are tour­ing through the Jew­ish Book Net­work. For more details, email: jbc@​jewishbooks.​org.

The Emper­or of Lies, Steve Sem-Sand­berg; Sarah Death, trans. (Sep­tem­ber 2011, Far­rar, Straus and Giroux)
Fic­tion sur­round­ing the life of Mordechai Chaim Rumkows­ki, the Juden­rat leader of the Łódź ghetto.

The Book of Life, Stu­art Nadler (Sep­tem­ber 2011, Rea­gan Arthur/​Back Bay Books)
Debut sto­ry col­lec­tion alert!

Sweet Like Sug­ar, Wayne Hoff­man (Sep­tem­ber 2011, Kens­ing­ton)
Check back the week of August 29th for Hoffman’s posts on the JBC/MJL Author Blog series.

Box­er, Bee­tle, Ned Beau­man (Sep­tem­ber 2011, Blooms­bury USA)
Check back the week of Octo­ber 3rd for Beauman’s posts on the JBC/MJL Author Blog series.

The List, Mar­tin Fletch­er (Octo­ber 2011, Thomas Dunne Books)
Fletch­er won the 2010 Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award in Con­tem­po­rary Jew­ish Life and Prac­tice for Walk­ing Israel: A Per­son­al Search for the Soul of a Nation.

Scenes from Vil­lage Life, Amos Oz; Nicholas de Lange, trans. (Octo­ber 2011, Houghton Mif­flin Har­court)
Did you know that Amos Oz’s children’s book, Sud­den­ly in the Depths of the For­est, was also pub­lished this year?

Orig­i­nal­ly from Lan­cast­er, Penn­syl­va­nia, Nao­mi is the exec­u­tive direc­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil. She grad­u­at­ed from Emory Uni­ver­si­ty with degrees in Eng­lish and Art His­to­ry and, in addi­tion, stud­ied at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don. Pri­or to her role as exec­u­tive direc­tor, Nao­mi served as the found­ing edi­tor of the JBC web­site and blog and man­ag­ing edi­tor of Jew­ish Book World. In addi­tion, she has over­seen JBC’s dig­i­tal ini­tia­tives, and also devel­oped the JBC’s Vis­it­ing Scribe series and Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Conversation.