Toward the end of each week, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.
- “Barbara, Detroit, 1966” is a stunner of a flash fiction piece by Peter Orner that appeared last week on The New Yorker‘s site. (After you’ve read it, you may want to find out more about the incident it describes, as I did, thanks to JTA’s archive.)
- On shelves now: a new biography and a new novel focused on Ethel Rosenberg. Here’s Howard Freedman’s critical take, and here’s Ellen Meeropol’s more personal one.
- The August Jewish Book Carnival has gone live, hosted for this month by Life Is Like a Library. Check it out—and if you are a blogger/editor/reviewer with something to share for the September iteration (authors, this is NOT for self-promo!) please check the instructions over on the Association of Jewish Libraries website.
- From Allan Arkush/Jewish Review of Books: an important addition to the coverage of Joshua Cohen’s novel The Netanyahus.
- And icymi: I’ve shared a slew of soon-to-be released books of Jewish interest (kidlit! a graphic novel! lots of nonfiction!).