Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

The2011-2012 NET­WORK sea­son is about to begin and the Rohr Prize Gala isfast approach­ing, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have time to share some­books on the hori­zon. And, it’s nev­er too ear­ly to begin your sum­mer orfall fic­tion read­ing list, so take a look below for a few high­lights­from the Passover break pile (more to come soon…):

The Dove­keep­ers: A Nov­el, Alice Hoff­man (Octo­ber 2011, Scribner)

The Lit­tle Bride, Anna Solomon (Sep­tem­ber 2011, River­head Books)

When We Danced on Water: A Nov­el, Evan Fal­l­en­berg (June 2011, Harp­er Perennial)

The War­saw Ana­grams: A Nov­el, Richard Zim­ler (July 2011, The Over­look Press)

Appas­sion­a­ta, Eva Hoff­man (May 2011, Oth­er Press)

Heat­wave and Crazy Birds, Gabriela Avig­ur-Rotem; Dalya Bilu, trans. (June 2011, Dalkey Archive Press)

Mot­ti , Asaf Schurr; Todd Hasak-Lowy, trans. (May 2011, Dalkey Archive Press)

Orig­i­nal­ly from Lan­cast­er, Penn­syl­va­nia, Nao­mi is the CEO 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.