Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat
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Every Friday, My Machberet presents a set of Jewish Literary Links to close out the week.
First up: I’m currently reading Francesca Segal’s The Innocents, a novel that updates Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence and transplants it to Jewish London. You still have time to read a copy yourself before the Jewish Book Council’s Twitter chat with the author, which is slated for July 16.
Also looking just a bit ahead: If you’re in New York, you may want to catch “Four Jewish Guys: Poetry and Performance,” scheduled for July 19 and featuring Jake Marmer, Jay Michaelson, Yehoshua November, and Philip Terman.
Not easy to read, but noteworthy nonetheless: “The American Girl in the Bunker,” a first-person account of a volunteer from New York serving in an IDF paratrooper unit–and dealing with rockets from Gaza.
Very different material, but also worth your time: Deborah Eisenberg’s new short story, “Cross Off and Move On.”
And over on Bagels and Books, there’s a nice recap of this spring’s Writers’ Festival in Jerusalem.