Over on NPR, Jessa Crispin reviews The Confessions of Noa Weber, a novel by Gail Hareven, translated from the Hebrew by Dalya Bilu (shame on NPR for not crediting the translator!).
The Jewish Book Council tells us to save the date: the Second International Writers Festival in Israel will take place May 2-6, 2010. (I thought about planning a trip around this for about five seconds--before I remembered that my best friend's daughter's Bat Mitzvah coincides.)
The New York Times Magazine profiles Rabbi Capers Funnye--Michelle Obama's first cousin, once removed.