TBR: Forthcoming Books by Jewish Book NETWORK Authors

One of the best parts of participating in the Jewish Book NETWORK‘s Meet the Author Program as one of the 2011-12 authors is the opportunity I had on Sunday evening to meet some fellow NETWORK authors whom I’ve admired for a long time. For example, I was able to tell Melissa Fay Greene how much I learned from The Temple Bombing; I finally met Joan Leegant; and, thanks to the privileges of alphabetical order, I sat right next to David Bezmozgis (whose novel, The Free World, I’m just starting to read on my Kindle).

Many of the authors I had the good fortune to meet on Sunday–and others who may have shown up for one of the other sessions (this program is so large that not all of the authors can be accommodated in one evening)–are promoting books that have not yet been published.

Here are just ten forthcoming titles that were discussed on Sunday and/or are featured in this year’s Jewish Book NETWORK guide that I’m especially eager to read. (And if you’re a book reviewer looking for summer/fall titles to review, maybe you’ll find some here to interest you as well.)

  • Ellen Feldman, Next to Love (Spiegel & Grau, July)
  • Martin Fletcher, The List (St. Martin’s, October)
  • Pam Jenoff, The Things We Cherished (Doubleday, July)
  • Jodi Kantor, The Obamas (Little, Brown, November)
  • Peter Orner, Love and Shame and Love (Little, Brown, November)
  • Alyson Richman, The Lost Wife (Berkley/Penguin, September)
  • Rebecca Rosenblum, The Big Dream (Biblioasis, September)
  • Philip Schultz, My Dyslexia (Norton, September)
  • Anna Solomon, The Little Bride (Riverhead, September)
  • Evelyn Toynton, The Oriental Wife (Other Press, July)
  • Two more things: Evan Fallenberg’s novel, When We Danced on Water, was released just last week. So, technically, it’s no longer “forthcoming.” But I wanted to give it (and Evan, an author I’d heard about but hadn’t met before Sunday) a shout-out here, anyway. I also have to mention Randy Susan Meyers’s The Murderer’s Daughters. Randy was there on Sunday to promote the paperback, and I told her very honestly that a copy is atop the stack on my nightstand right now.

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    6 thoughts on “TBR: Forthcoming Books by Jewish Book NETWORK Authors

    1. Nina says:

      Thanks for sharing this! I’m still waiting for the full summary of your experience!!! (If you’re planning to blog about it.)

    2. Thanks for your interest, Nina! For some reason, when I try to enter the html for the blog post that went up today on Practicing Writing (which has a fuller account), I can’t comment. On my own blog! I hope that you’ll find the post there on your own. Or I’ll DM you.

      1. I’d love to read more about the Meet the Author Program, as well. I’ll see if I can find your blog, Erika. Thanks for the update.

    3. Susan says:

      Thank you for posting about the up and coming books. Two have been on my radar. Oriental Wife, and Little Bride. I am awaiting for the galleys for both.

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Susan, I’d love to see your reviews when they’re available. I have to admit that Anna is a friend, so I’m especially eager to read The Little Bride!

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