Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

Inspired by The Mil­lions’ Great 2014 Book Pre­view, I thought I’d cre­ate a Jew­ish-slant­ed winter/​spring 2014 book pre­view for JBC read­ers (obvi­ous­ly there’s some crossover). But before we begin, a lit­tle hap­py pub day” is in order for the fol­low­ing authors, who all have a Jan­u­ary 7th pub date:

As if those weren’t enough, the next sev­er­al months bring us a long list of incred­i­ble fic­tion and non­fic­tion by some our favorite estab­lished and emerg­ing writ­ers in the field. So, even if this polar vor­tex (!) forces (many of) us to remain indoors, at least we won’t run out of good reads (not that we were too worried …).

Jan­u­ary (post-7th)





Orig­i­nal­ly from Lan­cast­er, Penn­syl­va­nia, Nao­mi is the CEO of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil. She grad­u­at­ed from Emory Uni­ver­si­ty with degrees in Eng­lish and Art His­to­ry and, in addi­tion, stud­ied at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don. Pri­or to her role as exec­u­tive direc­tor, Nao­mi served as the found­ing edi­tor of the JBC web­site and blog and man­ag­ing edi­tor of Jew­ish Book World. In addi­tion, she has over­seen JBC’s dig­i­tal ini­tia­tives, and also devel­oped the JBC’s Vis­it­ing Scribe series and Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Conversation.