Here are this month’s links:
Chava Pinchuck spoke with Yael Levy about romance novels and social commentary.
- Over on My Machberet, Erika Dreifus routinely curates pre-Shabbat Jewish-lit links. Here’s one recent post.
- In March, Jill at Rhapsody in Books reviewed Sadness Is a White Bird by Moriel Rothman-Zecher. In this topical and beautiful story, a young Jewish man who came from America to Israel unexpectedly befriends two Palestinian siblings, causing him to question everything he thought he knew about his new country and about himself.
- Batya Medad on Shiloh Musings reviews a very accessible theological work. Disillusions: A Spiritual GPS For the Journeyer, The Real New World Order by Yemima Bakol manages to be both a very serious philosophical and theological book mostly about Judaism, but light, fun and easy reading, too. Now, that is a very amazing accomplishment.
- Deborah Kalb interviews a wide variety of authors on her book blog. Here’s a link to a recent interview with Dina Gold, author of Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice at Krausenstrasse 17/18, Berlin.
- Finally, at The Whole Megillah | The Writer’s Resource for Jewish Story, Barbara Krasner interviews authors Margie Wolfe and Pnina Bat Zvi and illustrator Isabelle Cardinal about their Second Story Press picture book, The Promise.