Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

Hap­py Fri­day! As we work our way through anoth­er win­tery week, we thought we’d cheer you up with good­ies to look for­ward to this Spring (reviews of these titles can be found in the Spring and Sum­mer issues of Jew­ish Book World):

The Kind­ly Ones (Jonathan Lit­tell) March
The Believ­ers (Zoe Heller) March
Good Book (David Plotz) March
The Mur­mur­ing Deep (Avi­vah Got­tlieb Zorn­berg) March
Laish (Aharon Appelfeld) March
Amer­i­can Jew­ish Fic­tion: A JPS Guide (Josh Lam­bert) March
The Act of Love (Howard Jacob­son) March
Jew­ish Choic­es, Jew­ish Voic­es: Pow­er (Elliot N. Dorff and Louis E. New­man) March
All Oth­er Nights (Dara Horn) April
Rhyming Life & Death (Amos Oz) April
Amos Oz Read­er (Amos Oz) April
A For­tu­nate Age (Joan­na Smith Rakoff) April
The Scenic Route (Bin­nie Kir­shen­baum) May

Soon…very soon…

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.