Notes from Around the Web

  • Howard Jacobson’s latest novel, The Finkler Question, was already on my tbr list. Adam Kirsch’s review only solidified my interest.
  • On a lighter note, if you’re starting to look for Chanukah gifts for the little ones, you may want to check out this list of new titles.
  • I am so excited for the next Jewish Book Council Twitter Book Club! The chosen book is Julie Orringer’s The Invisible Bridge; the author will participate; and the event will take place online on Tuesday, October 26.
  • Mazel Tov to author Max Apple on winning a Pew Fellowship (you may recall my appreciation for his collection, The Jew of Home Depot and Other Stories).
  • More about David Grossman and his newly translated novel, this time from The Jewish Week.
  • Now up on The Jewish Reader: Philip Roth’s Nemesis.
  • This will be my final post for ten days or so. I’m heading to Israel tomorrow night! I don’t expect to be online much (if at all) while I’m there, but I do anticipate returning with lots of discoveries to share. Shabbat shalom, and see you when I’m back!

    2 thoughts on “Notes from Around the Web

    1. Jew Wishes says:

      The Invisible Bridge is an amazing book, in so many ways. I loved it.

      I am in the middle of reading David Grossman’s To the End of the Land.

      Your book is a beautiful statement on memory, loss and survival.

      1. Thank you for the comment, and for your incredibly generous, thoughtful, and *quick* review! Have you read Merkin’s take on Grossman yet (in Tablet). I have so much to catch up on after my trip, but I’m eager to read your Carnival contribution. Thanks again!

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