Jewish Book Carnival: March 2019

stack of books and text label announcing the Jewish Book CarnivalThe My Machberet blog is proud to serve as March 2019 host for the Jewish Book Carnival, a monthly event where those who cover Jewish books online “can meet, read, and comment on each others’ posts.” Organized by the Association of Jewish Libraries, the Carnival travels around and is hosted on a different participant’s site on the 15th of each month.

Herewith, the March 2019 Jewish Book Carnival:

  • This month Gila Green is pleased to present an interview with author Sharon Hart-Green, whose novel Come Back for Me centers around a young Hungarian Holocaust survivor’s quest to find his sister.
  • On her book blog, Deborah Kalb interviewed Scott Hilton Davis, editor of a new English-language translation of Yiddish writer Jacob Dinezon’s novel The Dark Young Man, first published in 1877.
  • Batya Medad reviews (and highly recommends) Maybe Esther: A Family Story by Katja Petrowskaja (translated by Shelley Frisch).
  • With the arrival of the month of Adar, Life Is Like a Library surveys various approaches to “The Future of Happiness.”
  • Sasson Magazine, an online magazine for Orthodox Jewish writers and authors, shares its recent Jewish Book Review podcast interview with Libi Astaire, author of the highly popular Jewish Regency Mystery Stories series.
  • The newest episode of The Book of Life Podcast is a special interview hosted by Canadian Correspondent Anne Dublin, who speaks with Anne Renaud, author of the award-winning Fania’s Heart, a Holocaust picture book about a birthday celebrated in secret in Auschwitz.
  • Over on The Whole Megillah, Barbara Krasner interviews picture book author Nancy Churnin about her new picture book, Martin and Anne, bringing together the life stories of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank, both born in 1929.
  • And a reminder that right here on My Machberet you will find weekly, pre-Shabbat, curated Jewish-lit links. Here’s one recent example.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please visit our Carnival contributors and share your thoughts on their offerings.

2 thoughts on “Jewish Book Carnival: March 2019

  1. Gila Green says:

    Thank you so much for hosting this month, Erika.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      My pleasure, Gila.

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