Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

I know it’s still only Feb­ru­ary, but I can smell spring. Real­ly! I can! Almost every title to recent­ly cross my desk has a spring pub date, and that just makes me hap­py. The new titles come in all shapes and sizes (as you can see below) and bring the promise of warmer weath­er and out­door book clubs (ok, maybe I’m get­ting ahead of myself…). Point is: lov­ing the new crop of books. And, there’s more where these came from. Our 2012 – 2012 Net­work authors are sign­ing up now and will begin to appear on the Pros­en­Peo­ple pages very soon. Until then…three from the shelf:

Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Rais­ing Con­fi­dent, Lov­ing Chil­dren the Attach­ment Par­ent­ing Way, May­im Bia­lik (March 2012, Touch­stone) 
Did you know May­im is blog­ging over at Kveller? If you read her blog, you get to find out about cool things like this.

Unterza­khn, Leela Cor­man (April 2012, Schock­en Books)
I’ve been wait­ing for this one to come out since March 2008, so it’s a com­plete plea­sure to final­ly have it in my hands.
Attn Roth Fans: we com­piled our Roth reviews for you here

Orig­i­nal­ly from Lan­cast­er, Penn­syl­va­nia, Nao­mi is the exec­u­tive direc­tor 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.