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Book Cover of the Week

Book Cover of the Week: On Bittersweet Place

Book Cover of the Week: On Bittersweet Place

In "The Kraus Project: #Essays by Karl Kraus", Jonathan Franzen gives new voice to the great nineteenth-century European critic Karl Kraus. #design #bookcover

This irresistible #collection of #stories by Stefan Zweig (#translated by Anthea Bell) will be published by Pushkin Press in November (seriously: beautiful on the inside and beautiful on the outside) #bookcover #design

#BookCover #design of the Week: Natasha Solomons's "The Gallery of Vanished Husbands"

The backstory behind Mark Podwal's #painting for "Elie Wiesel: #Jewish, Literary, and Moral Perspectives." #bookcover #design

A little foreign edition book cover love today. Presenting the French cover of Jami Attenberg's The Middlesteins! #design #bookcover

Book Cover of the Week: Some Day by Israeli writer Shemi Zarhin translated by Yardenne Greenspan

JBC Network author Louisa Shafia returns with her latest cookbook, The New Persian Kitchen (Ten Speed Press). If this one is anything like her last (she published the mouthwatering Lucid Food in 2009), you wont be disappointed.

Out this week: Ilan Mocharis debut novel Zinsky the Obscure.

Michael Ruhlmans The Book of Schmaltz: Love Song of a Forgotten Fat, which is currently available for iPads, will be published as an old school (hardcover) cookbook by Little, Brown in August.

JBC Network author Ramona Ausubel has a new book coming out next month from Riverhead!

A new title pubbing from Harvard University Press in May, Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food (Timothy D. Lytton), explores kosher food regulation.

Last week, Farrar, Straus and Giroux published Rebecca Miller's new novel Jacob's Folly, "a rollicking, ingenious, saucy book, brimful of sparkling, unexpected characters, that takes on desire, faith, love, [and] acting." Oh, and the main character, Jacob Cerf, an eighteenth-century Parisian Jew, has been reincarnated as a fly...

Not only does Ben Greenman have a great cover for his newest book, "The Slippage: A Novel" (pubbing from Harper Perennial on April 23rd), but an awesome website to boot.

The paperback edition of Nathan Englander's What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories will be published on March 5th by Knopf

In Sam Lipsyte's newest collection, The Fun Parts (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), he brings to life a reality-brandishing monster preying on a boy's fantasy realm, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, who makes the most shocking leap imaginable to save her soul, a doomsday hustler, and a grizzled male birth doula, among others.

Originally published in Hebrew in Israel in 2010, The Girl With a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran (Rita Jahanforuz; Vali Mintzi, illus.) tells the story of a young girl growing up in Tehran. Barefoot Books will publish the title in English in March.

Pubbing next week from FSG is Alexander Stille's literary memoir The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace, which tells the story of his parents— journalist Mikhail Kamenetzki (aka Ugo Stille) and Elizabeth Bogert, a beauty from the American Midwest—who meet in New York in 1948.

What happens when a Jewish barber leaves Albania for a better life in Stalinist Russia and becomes Stalin's personal barber?

Okay, time to get excited people. We're only two months away from the pub date of Sami Rohr Prize Winner Austin Ratner's new novel In the Land of the Living.

Sami Rohr Prize finalist Allison Amend's newest novel, A Nearly Perfect Copy, will be available in April from Nan A. Talese.

The Trial of the Talmud: Paris, 1240  (John Friedman, Jean Connell Hoff, Robert Chazan) presents primary texts (offered together in English for the first time) related to the "Trial of the Talmud" that took place in Europe during the Middle Ages.

In Oral Pleasure, published last month by Grove/Atlantic, Jerzy Kosinski's late widow, Kikki, collects interviews, lectures, and transcriptions of media appearances of the legendary literary figure...

A New York Times Notable Book of 2012, National Book Award Winner Deirdre Bair's latest work focuses on the life of Saul Steinberg, a Jewish cartoonist and illustrator best known for his New Yorker work.