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…
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 Bernhardt, here.
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.