There is a new book out called Dead Weight by Batt Humphrey. I am excited because the book is based on facts. It happened close to my home town of Myrtle Beach. We don't have alot of books that are published by southern authors. Especially in SC, and about a person that is Jewish. If you are interested go to the author's website deadweight.us .
The story takes place in the turn of the century in Charleston, SC. It is about a Jewish merchant that is murdered. A African American is blamed and eventually tried for the murder.
This book has recieved great reviews. I have a bookish friend that saw Mr. Humphrey at a moveable feast. She told me he was awesome. I hope that he may be able to speak at one of my book clubs.
I have a friend that belongs to the Georgetown Temple in Georgetown, SC. Their temple was started by the Charleston Jewish community many years ago. They would probably be interested.
Mr. Humphrey is a CBS, senior producer and a resident of the Charleston, SC area. Looking forward for Mr. Humphrey's doing a guest blog soon.
This is a book review I posted on my secular book blog. But thought it might interest my Jewish readers. When I read this book I thought of me, as a mother. But also thought of 9/11, and suicide bombers that attack Israeli's and die for their cause to reach martyrdom. If you are interested you can read my review at my other blog at Carolina Gal's Literary Cafe..
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.
If you are looking for info. on the secular side of books you can visit my other blog, http://susansliterarycafe.blogspot.com. You are welcome to leave a comment. And thanks for stopping by.