Forthcoming Jewish Books for Fall 2021*
*I’m super-literal, so I have to clarify that some of these books are being published before the equinox.
Largely due to time constraints, I’ve limited this list to books I’m aware of because I know the authors—they’re friends, or at least, friendly acquaintances. (The one exception is Rutu Modan [Tunnels], whom I *have* met “in real life”—but I doubt that she remembers the occasion the way I do.)
In any case, I congratulate all of these authors on their new books—and I certainly hope that I’ll somehow manage to read them all.
- Asylum: A Memoir of Family Secrets by Judy Bolton-Fasman (Mandel Vilar Press, August 24).
- People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present by Dara Horn (W.W. Norton, September 7).
- Movie-Made Jews: An American Tradition by Helene Meyers (Rutgers University Press, September 21).
- RBG’s Brave and Brilliant Women: 33 Jewish Women to Inspire Everyone by Nadine Epstein, introduced and selected by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and illustrated by Bee Johnson (Delacorte Press, September 21).
- Dear Mr. Dickens by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by Bethany Stancliffe (Albert Whitman, October 1); Nancy has a second picture-book being published just a few days later: A Queen to the Rescue: The Story of Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah, with illustrations by Yevgenia Nayberg (Creston Books, October 5).
- Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood by Mark Oppenheimer (Knopf, October 5).
- The Rabbi and the Reverend: Joachim Prinz, Martin Luther King Jr., and Their Fight against Silence by Audrey Ades, illustrated by Chiara Fedele (Kar-Ben, November 1).
- Tunnels by Rutu Modan, translated by Ishai Mishory (Drawn & Quarterly, November 2).
Which forthcoming Jewish books are on your radar? Please share, in comments.