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August Jewish Book Carnival

I'm pleased to host the August Jewish Book Carnival, a monthly event where bloggers who blog about Jewish books can meet, read and comment on each others' posts. You can read more about the Jewish Book Carnival here.

This month's Carnival spans kids books, podcasts, memoir and more, so there's something for everyone for those of you catching the tail end of summer or who are on vacation and looking for your next Jewish read. 

At Jewish Books for Kids and More, Barbara Bietz chats with Liza Wiemer, author of OUT AND ABOUT: A TALE OF GIVING Jewish Books for Kids and More.

This month Marie Cloutier shares an interview with Yiddishist and podcaster Sol Awend. Just scroll to the bottom for her interview with Sol.

The Whole Megillah interviews memoirist and genealogist Arthur Kurzweil about his latest book, The Persistence of Memory: My Father's Ukrainian Shtetl, A Holocaust Reckoning.

On The Book of Life Podcast, Heidi Rabinowitz interviews Joshua S. Levy, author of the middle grade novel, THE JAKE SHOW. Jake is stuck between religious and secular divorced parents - hilarity ensues!

The Sydney Taylor Shmooze mock award blog reviews Brave Volodymyr: The Story of Volodymyr Zelensky and the Fight for Ukraine by Linda Elovitz Marshall, illustrated by Ukranian artist Grasya Oliyko.

On her blog, Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb, Deborah interviewed Leslie Kimmelman about her new children's picture book, A BOOK ABOUT BUPKES.

On her My Machberet blog, Erika Dreifus routinely compiles news of Jewish literary interest. Here's one recent post.

At Life Is Like a Library, "summer reads" are not part of summer reading, which includes Wrath Becomes Her, the new book by Aden Polydoros.

In a video interview titled "Yael: Breaking the Biblical Glass Ceiling," Sally Wiener Grotta chatted with author Ef Deal about how the story of Yael in the Book of Judges empowered Ef as a child, and inspires her writing today. This video discussion between a Jew and a Christian explores the nature of life and creativity in the 21st century through the filter of an ancient tale of a female assassin.

Sheryl Stahl bring us this: During World War 11, Japanese citizens were rounded up and sent to internment camps. When they were finally released, the vast majority had lost their homes and businesses. In the upcoming episode of Nice Jewish Books, I speak with Josh Tuininga about one of the rare exceptions to this appalling situation. Josh focuses on the Sephardic Jewish community in Seattle, Washington where the friendship between Marco Calvo and members of the Japanese community rippled through the generations

And finally, on gilagreenwrites, check out my interview with Jennifer Lang in which she explores her soon-to-be-released memoir Places We Left Behind. Sneak Peek:. I wholly disagree that memoir is trashy, primitive or low-rent. It's tough. It's human. It's revelatory. When done well, it's the full-body shivers or deep-buried sigh or unbidden tears.






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Guest - Jacqueline Seewald (website) on Saturday, 19 August 2023 13:19

My new novel HEART OF WISDOM will be published by Level Best Books on September 5th.
HEART OF WISDOM is in the nature of an historical family saga featuring a Jewish immigrant family, husband, wife and four daughters, during the years 1920 through 1946 as they face the challenges of surviving life, love and loss in Newark, New Jersey.

My new novel HEART OF WISDOM will be published by Level Best Books on September 5th. HEART OF WISDOM is in the nature of an historical family saga featuring a Jewish immigrant family, husband, wife and four daughters, during the years 1920 through 1946 as they face the challenges of surviving life, love and loss in Newark, New Jersey.
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