Jewish Book Carnival: January 2021

Welcome to the Carnival

My self-titled blog, Heidi Slowinski LLC, is proud to host the first Jewish Book Carnival of 2021. This is a monthly event, bringing together those who cover Jewish literature online to “meet, read, and comment on each other’s posts”. Organized by the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL), the Carnival is hosted by a different participant’s site on the 15th of every month.

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The January Carnival

  • On her My Machberet blog, Erika Dreifus has compiled a list of 18 new Jewish books on her radar for the first half of 2021.
  • On her blog, Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb, Deborah recently interviewed Sharon Kirsch about her new book, The Smallest Objective.
  • Shiloh Musings reviewed FROM THE FOUR CORNERS by Emunah Vered Murray, FROM THE FOUR CORNERS, A Book Review. It’s a compilation of stories about converts to Judaism, all but one living in Israel now.  Each story is special and unique. This is Murray’s second book; the first tells of her and her husband’s journey to Judaism.
  • On gilagreenwrites, author Leslea Newman explores picking up her pen after her mother’s shiva and then her father’s.
  • On Jewish Books for Kids, Barbara features an interview with Lori Banov Kauffman about her YA historical fiction novel, REBEL DAUGHTER.
  • By the way, if you have not yet voted for the MOCK Sydney Taylor Book Award, today (1/15) is your last chance to do so. Until midnight eastern time tonight, you can vote for your favorite Jewish children’s books of 2020 at https://www.sydneytaylorshmooze.com/2021/01/2021-ballot-2.html

And here on Heidi Slowinski LLC, I recently had the pleasure of reviewing Forgiving Stephen Redmond, AJ Sidransky’s third installment in his Forgiving series. This literary crime drama explores the immigration experience of Hungarian Jews who came to America by way of the Dominican Republic and Cuba.

February 2021 will be hosted by Heidi Rabinowitz at The Book of Life. To participate, submit your link by February 11, 2020 to bookoflifepodcast@gmail.com and please include “Jewish Book Carnival” in the subject line. One link per participant is preferred.    

Thank you

I would like to thank all of the bloggers to contributed to this month’s Carnival. Please take a few moments to visit each of their sites. Show your support by leaving a ‘like’ or a comment on their posts.

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