By Wendy Sheanin | Off the Shelf
Next week I will fly to California to spend the High Holidays with my family. It's a time of reflection and often a time to set an intention for the year ahead. Whether or not you're Jewish, if your intention is to read more books by contemporary Jewish writers, here are 9 novels that are smart, funny, imaginative, thoughtful, compelling, and heartbreaking for your reading list.
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and a time for reflecting on the past year while opening wide for the sweetness of the year to come. I'll cook for the Jewish holidays and offer the recipes to you.
I have come to wonder if, perhaps, for women, author photos are too often a lose-lose situation. The post Occupy Author Photo: On Elena Ferrante, Privacy, and Women Writers appeared first on The Millions.
By Wendy Sheanin for Off the Shelf Book people I know sometimes play this game. They ask how you've arranged your books. For some its alphabetically. Others place authors who might get along (or least make interesting dinner party c...
By Wendy Sheanin | Off the Shelf There is a literary tradition of writing novels to give a voice to the woman behind a famous man. The Paris Wife, Loving Frank, The Aviator's Wife (if you're in the mood, there are eleven terrific bo...