The Dead Man by Nora Gold

The Dead Man by Nora Gold

Fiction. Jewish Studies. Women’s Studies. THE DEAD MAN is a compelling novel about a woman who is obsessed. Eve, who is both a composer of sacred music and a music therapist, is well aware of the saying, “Physician, heal thyself,” but she just can’t seem to do this. For some unknown reason, she—a sensible, intelligent professional—can’t recover from a brief relationship she had five years ago with a world-famous music…

Winners of the 2015 Canadian Jewish Literary Awards

Novel: Nora Gold, for Fields of Exile (Dundurn Press). Scholarship: James A. Diamond, for Maimonides and the Shaping of the Jewish Canon (Cambridge University Press). Biography/Memoir: Alison Pick, for Between Gods: A Memoir (Doubleday Canada). History: Joseph Hodes, for From India to Israel: Identity, Immigration, and the Struggle for Religious Equality (McGill-Queen’s University Press) Youth Literature: Suri Rosen, for Playing with Matches (ECW Press) Poetry: Robyn Sarah, for My Shoes…

The Book of Life Podcast: Book Expo 2014 Variety

Rabbi Benjamin's Buttons

The newest episode of The Book of Life podcast, hosted by librarian Heidi Estrin, features three live interviews from Book Expo America with reps from Charlesbridge, Image Comics, and Dundurn about their forthcoming Jewish titles for kids and adults. Charlesbridge: Rabbi Benjamin’s Buttons by Alice McGinty Image Comics: Noah by Darren Aronofsky Dundurn: Fields of Exile by Dr. Nora Gold, and Stealing Time by Anne Dublin You can hear the podcast…

Fields of Exile by Nora Gold

Judith is a young woman who lived in Israel for a decade, was a peace activist there, and defines herself as “left-wing,” yet in graduate school back in Canada, she discovers that vilification of Israel is the expected norm. When the keynote speaker for Anti-Oppression Day turns out to be a supporter of terrorist attacks not only against Israeli military targets, but also against Israeli civilians and Jews around the…