The Jewish Book Carnival: May 2013

Welcome to the May 2013 Jewish Book Carnival!

The Jewish Book Carnival is a monthly online event in which bloggers who blog about Jewish books share highlights from their own blogs. You'll find links to Jewish sites across the blogosphere, featuring interviews, book reviews, ruminations and more. 

The Jewish Book Carnival usually posts on the 15th of the month; this month in observance of Shavuot we have delayed posting until the 16th.

And now, on to the links!

The Jewish Book Council sent in a link from their blog, The Prosen People, featuring an interview with Naomi Alderman, author of The Liars' Gospel.

The Association of Jewish Libraries blog, People of the Books, shared this interview with Austin Ratner, author of Land of the Living.

Kathe Pinchuck at Life is Like a Library shares her excitement about Leadership in the Wilderness: Authority & Anarchy in the Book of Numbers  by Dr. Erica Brown.

On My Machberet, Erika Dreifus recommends some reading she was recently assigned -- A Safe Haven: Harry S. Truman and The Founding of Israel, by Allis Radosh and Ronald Radosh.

Kathy Bloomfield at writes about Derekh Eretz/The Way of the Land and shares books that teach about having good manners.

Jonathan Kirsch, editor of The Jewish Journal, is excited to share a glowing review of his own new book, The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan.

Lorri  at Lorri M. Writings offers reviews of two books:
Bearing the Body by Ehud Havazelet
I Kiss Your Hands Many Times by Marianne Szegedy-Maszák 

Claire Datnow at Media Mint offers these musings on the 1963 unfinished Polish Holocaust movie The Passenger. You can read more from Claire on her GoodReads blog.

Finally, I'd like to direct you to an earlier post on this very blog, The Book of Life, featuring an audio interview with author Eugene Yelchin about his book Breaking Stalin's Nose.

Thanks to all the bloggers who submitted links for the May Jewish Book Carnival!

The June 2013 edition of the Carnival will be hosted by Kathy Bloomfield at Forwards Books! If you are a blogger and would like to participate, please send your links to Kathy by June 12 at kathyb [at] forwardsbooks [dot] com.