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Looking Ahead to Fall 2017 #JewLit

Last Tuesday I spent a delightful day at the Association of Jewish Libraries conference (held this year right here in New York). And I was lucky enough to sit in on the latest iteration of a session titled “Recommended Reads: The Latest & Greatest in Jewish Fiction for Adults.” It was helmed, as in the past, by librarian Rachel Kamin, who was joined this year by Rosalind Reisner and Judy Weidman.

From left: Judy Weidman, Rosalind Reisner, Rachel Kamin

At one point, the session previewed some forthcoming novels “by favorite authors.” Among those that were mentioned:

  • House of Spies by Daniel Silva (7/2017)
  • Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander (9/2017)
  • Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss (9/2017)
  • Eternal Life by Dara Horn (1/2018)
  • The Château by Paul Goldberg (2/2018)
  • To these I’d add two more books that I’ve been anticipating:

  • The Ruined House by Ruby Namdar (11/2017; I’m not sure if Ruby has himself translated the book from the original Hebrew; I can’t seem to locate a translator credit)
  • The Book of Separation by Tova Mirvis (9/2017; not a novel, but a novelist’s memoir)
  • Are there other forthcoming #JewLit titles you’re looking forward to? Particularly from debut authors? Please share, in comments!

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    1. Another title I was just reminded about (and that garnered a mention at the conference, too): AFTER ANATEVKA by Alexandra Silber: http://pegasusbooks.com/books/after-anatevka-9781681774343-hardcover. July ’17.

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