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

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.