Welcome to the July Jewish Book Carnival. This month eleven bloggers bring you their latest interviews, reviews, and insights into Jewish authors and books. The Jewish Book Carnival is a monthly event where bloggers who blog about Jewish books can meet, read and comment on each others' posts.
A Jewish Grandmother reviews DISSONANCE A Novel by Carol Cosman which is set in the USSR on the eve of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Cosman deftly weaves the struggles of Soviet Jews, USSR dissidents, spies, Israel's security and the difficulties for elite musicians in this fast-paced historical novel.
Mirta Ines Trupp, fan of period dramas and yiddishkeit, was interviewed by a renowned Regency author on the advent of her latest release.
Deborah Kalb interviews a variety of authors on her blog, Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb. Here's a Q&A she did with Naama Benziman about Benziman's children's picture book Lenny and Benny.
On her My Machberet blog, Erika Dreifus recently spotlighted remarks that Israeli author David Grossman shared with students in a conversation that followed their reading of his novel To the End of the Land.
Barbara Bietz at Jewish Books for Kids shares her interview with Michael Leventhal, publisher and author of THE CHOCOLATE KING.
The Book of Life Podcast had a Live Show in May, sponsored by the Jewish Grandparents Network. Guests were Esther Safran Foer (author of I Want You to Know We're Still Here: A Post-Holocaust Memoir) and her teen granddaughter Sadie, talking about the importance of family stories. A recording of the live show can now be heard on The Book of Life podcast!
The Sydney Taylor Shmooze is a mock award blog, reviewing books eligible for the Sydney Taylor Book Award which recognizes the best in Jewish children's literature. Here's a review of the middle grade novel The Magical Imperfect by Chris Baron, a historical fiction novel in verse.
The Rachack Review takes a look at a new scholarly book about the halachic jurisprudence of the Aruch HaShulchan.
Life Is Like a Library gets a tour of Israel reading A Crack in the Earth: A Journey Up Israel's Rift Valley by Haim Watzman.
Barbara Krasner at The Whole Megillah interviews author Julie Metz about her memoir, Eva and Eve, her search for her mother's lost childhood in Vienna and flight as a refugee to America in 1940. Author's Notebook | Eva and Eve by Julie Metz | The Whole Megillah (wordpress.com)
I just finished writing my seventh novel titled "A Good Eye," which explores narcisstic personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (specifically as suffered by veterans). As such, I was fascinated when I read about Florence's new book How to Make a Life, a book that portrays intergenerational trauma beginning with a 1905 pogrom in Ukraine. I was honored when she accepted my invitation to gilagreenwrites.