Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Toda Raba Authors

 Our Temple, Temple Emanu-El is having a silent auction in January. I wrote to a few authors, Jewish and not to participate in our auction.  Most of the authors, has kindly accepted my invitation.  They have contacted me in the past to review books for them.  I was a loyal fan before, I am even more of a follower after.   I would like to thank the following authors.  As more authors contribute I will be adding you to our list for the silent auction.




Dara Horn, has written In Her Image, an award given by Hadassah. her next novels are, The World To Come( The Jewish artist, Chagall).   All Other Nights, is about Jewish experience in the south during the civil war.










Anita Diamant, Has written fiction and non-fiction she is best known for her novel, The Red Tent.  The book became a best seller because of book clubs, word of mouth Other books, The Days of Dogtown Good Harbor, Day and Night, and other non-fiction Jewish parenting book




Chris Bojhalian, has written 13 novels. He is best known for Midwives, he's most recent is Secrets of Eden.  He has written a novel about the holocaust, called Skeletons at the Feast.  This is one of the first author's I know that was very book club friendly.  He enjoyed speaking to our book club a few years ago.  He is a advocate on book clubs.






 Adriana Triagiani is a novelist from Virginia and has moved to NYC. Her first novel Big Stone Gap was written as a trilogy.  Adriana is another author that has gone out of her way to speak to book clubs.









Linda Hillenbrand, the author of Seabiscuit has published a new book. The book is called Unbroken. It was just published a few weeks ago. It has been publicized on all the tv networks. I am sure it will be another winner.
The book is about a American Olympian sent to war, during WW11. He and his fellow americans are in a plane. The plane goes down.  How they survive or don't survive. I don't want to spoil the rest.

I would like to thank Sara Marvin of Random House. for the copy for the silent auction.  Another copy to me for my blog to review. Can't wait to dive in.






Quiches, Kugels and Coucous by Joan Nathan.Known as the Jewish Cookbook Guru. On her website she tells the inspiration of the reasons she wrote the book on French cuisine.  The book will give history just like her other books of the recipes.   You can view her inspiration on her website. 
Thank you Sara Eagle for a copy for our Temple Silent Auction.  Thank you for  a copy for my blog to review.




Marcie Cohen Ferris, has written a Southern Jewish Cookbook, called Matzah Ball Gumbo. It is full of Southern Jewish History as well as the recipes. She is associate director of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and assistant professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 




I bought the cookbook a few years ago for a friend of mine. It has nice pictures and a good resource book about Southern Jewish cooking.


Our book club, The 38th Ave. Divas are going to make up a bookish baskets full of bookish items for the auction. I can't wait to see who wins the basket.

What a wonderful mitzvah !!!
Toda Raba to all of these wonderful authors, and publishers.  What a wonderful mitzvah. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

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