The Jewih Book Council has announced this year's winner of the $100,000 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. Also listed is the finalists.
Mazel Tov to the winners and finalists.
I have not read One More Story. But I did read September of Shiraz last year. I can't recall the whole story. But I do remember it takes place in Iran. The anti-semitism,and fear of being found out you were Jewish. Ffrom the author's perspective of course.
The author based this on some of the stories of her family living there. I would recommend this book highly. I do want to pick up One More Story soon.
On another note Dara horn's new book has been published and due to come out this week. Her book is called" All Other Nights" You can read about her book on a previous post. All her books have a mystical-Jewish yiddishkeit tie to history. I am sure there one will too.
I will be blogging about Jewish books, mainly fiction. I will have book reviews, book news, and Jewish news that promotes the Jewish authors. And of course any happenings in Temple Emanu-El of Myrtle Beach. If you are looking for a temple in Myrtle Beach. Visit Temple Emanu-El, a conservative temple at http://www.mbsynagogue.org/ We are a warm and friendly shul. Our spiritual leader, Rabbi Avi our and his wife Mira are friendly and kind, friendly and very sympathetic to each of our members. We are a small shul but that only adds to our uniqueness and our shuls warmth. If you are ever in the Myrtle Beach area come, and stop for a visit.
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