Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

It’s cold and it’s snow­ing, but the JBC team is still here to bring you the lat­est on all things Jew­ish booky. Need a few sug­ges­tions for your snowy week­end? Last night, I heard Sarah Glid­den read from her graph­ic nov­el, How to Under­stand Israel in 60 Days or Less, which, by the way, is a fan­tas­tic read. It’s a quick one (though she pro­vides much to think about!), so if you have time for a few good reads over the week­end check out Eliz­a­beth Rosner’s Blue Nude in time for our Twit­ter Book Club on Wednes­day, Cyn­thia Ozick’s lat­est nov­el, For­eign Bod­ies, or dig out a clas­sic. Need a sug­ges­tion? Try Saul Bellow’s Humboldt’s Gift , my per­son­al choice for the week­end. Slip them in now before your read­ing list expands…the 2010 Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award win­ners are being announced next week!

And…a few from the desk for present and future…

Panora­ma: A Nov­el, H.G. Adler (Jan­u­ary 2011, Ran­dom House)
Adler’s first work of fic­tion, The Jour­ney, was pub­lished in 2009.

Lee Kras­ner: A Biog­ra­phy, Gail Levin (March 2011, William Mor­row)
Read more about Lee Kras­ner here.

Thera, Zeruya Shalev (Novem­ber 2010, The Toby Press)
Also take a look at her nov­els Love Life and Hus­band and Wife.

Amer­i­can Hebrew Lit­er­a­ture: Writ­ing Jew­ish Nation­al Iden­ti­ty in the Unit­ed States , Michael Wein­grad (Decem­ber 2010, Syra­cuse Uni­ver­si­ty Press)
View oth­er books in the Syra­cuse Uni­ver­si­ty Press series Juda­ic Tra­di­tions in Lit­er­a­ture, Music, and Art.

Solomon: The Lure of Wis­dom , Steven Weitz­man (March 2011, Yale Uni­ver­si­ty Press)
Read Jew­ish Book World’s review of the first title in Yale’s Jew­ish Lives series, Sarah: The Life of Sarah Bern­hardthere.

Saul Auster­litz is the author of four pre­vi­ous books, includ­ing Just a Shot Away and Sit­com. His work has been pub­lished by The Boston Globe, The New York Times Mag­a­zine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Slate, and the Los Ange­les Times. He is a grad­u­ate of Yale and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is an adjunct pro­fes­sor of writ­ing and com­e­dy his­to­ry at NYU.