Monthly Archives: August 2009

MyJewishLearning reviews Day After Night

Posted by Naomi Firestone
In anticipation of JBC/MJL Author Blogging Series guest blogger Anita Diamant’s posts next week…continue reading here.

Do you have more books than Facebook friends?

Posted by Naomi Firestone
This week, in Shelf Awareness…continue reading here.

Heeb Collection Reviewed in PW

Posted by Naomi Firestone


Publisher’s Weekly’s
review of the Heeb storytelling collection…continue reading here.

A Golem in Brazil

In his last blog, Benjamin Moser wrote about chasing Clarice Lispector around the world and the oldest Jews in Brazil.

The Apple in the Dark, Clarice Lispector’s fourth novel, was published in Rio de Janeiro in 1961, five years after she completed the last of its eleven drafts.  Continue reading here.

A mini-round-up

Posted by Naomi Firestone
Jonathan Tropper (This Is Where I Leave You) on his writing process for Powells.com….continue reading here.

The Oldest Jews in Brazil

In his last blog, Benjamin Moser wrote about chasing Clarice Lispector around the world.

In the oldest synagogue in the New World, Kahal zur Israel in Recife, I met a friendly grandmother named Berta Schvartz. Continue reading here.

The Jewish Body Book Trailer

Posted by Naomi Firestone

Very cool book trailer for Melvin Konner’s The Jewish Body (a Tablet/Nextbook video)…view it here.